How to Copy IOS Image to TFTP Server in Cisco Packet Tracer? – With the Cisco Packet Tracer network simulation program, we can easily back up the Cisco Router IOS image to the TFTP server.
How to Copy IOS Image to TFTP Server in Cisco Packet Tracer?

How to Copy IOS Image to TFTP Server in Cisco Packet Tracer?

How to Copy IOS Image to TFTP Server in Cisco Packet Tracer?

To back up Cisco Router images to a TFTP server, the TFTP Server must first be installed and configured in the network environment. We can back up and restore Router IOS to a TFTP server configured in a network environment. For example; If the IOS image can not be reached in the event of a catastrophic failure in the Cisco Router, we can restore the Cisco Router from the TFTP server.

By using a Cisco Packet Tracer to design a small network for IOS copying, we will explain the basic rationale for IOS backup to TFTP.

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How to Backup Cisco Router IOS Image in Cisco Packet Tracer?

Follow the steps to back up the Router image to the TFTP server in Cisco Packet Tracer respectively.

   Step 1

First, open the Cisco Packet Tracer program and create a network topology as follows.

How to Copy IOS Image to TFTP Server in Cisco Packet Tracer?

   Step 2

Click once on Cisco Router R1 and configure the GigabitEthernet0/0 interface in the window opened.

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[code] Router> en
Router# conf t
Router(config)# hostname R1
R1(config)# interface gigabitethernet 0/0
R1(config)# ip address 192.168.10.1 255.255.255.0
R1(config)# no shutdown
R1(config)# end
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How to Copy IOS Image to TFTP Server in Cisco Packet Tracer?

   Step 3

To copy IOS image to TFTP Server, configure the TCP/IP configuration of the TFTP Server FastEthernet interface. Then click on the TFTP Services tab.

How to Copy IOS Image to TFTP Server in Cisco Packet Tracer?

   Step 4

In the TFTP Server services section, activate the TFTP server and delete the files in it so that they do not create any confusion.

How to Copy IOS Image to TFTP Server in Cisco Packet Tracer?

   Step 5

The TFTP server Root folder is completely clean.

How to Copy IOS Image to TFTP Server in Cisco Packet Tracer?

   Step 6

Ping through the Add Simple PDU in the right pane of the Cisco Packet Tracer to test connectivity.

How to Copy IOS Image to TFTP Server in Cisco Packet Tracer?

   Step 7

This step is the most important of the step to copy IOS image to TFTP Server in Cisco Packet Tracer. To back up the router image to a TFTP server, execute the copy flash: tftp: command. Then type in the exact name of the IOS file you want to copy in the source filename (source file name – what file will be backed up?) Section then press Enter.

As you can see in the following image, the Cisco Router IOS image has successfully copied to the TFTP server.

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[code] R1# copy flash: tftp:
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How to Copy IOS Image to TFTP Server in Cisco Packet Tracer?

   Step 8

When we check the TFTP server, we can see that the Cisco Router R1’s IOS file has successfully copied to the TFTP server.

How to Copy IOS Image to TFTP Server in Cisco Packet Tracer?

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  Final Word

How to Copy IOS Image to TFTP Server in Cisco Packet Tracer? – In this article, we have backed up the Router image to the TFTP server using Packet Tracer. The copy tftp: flash: command is executed in the step of restoring the backed up IOS image from the TFTP server to the router.

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