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How to extract tar file to flash.

Apr 11, 2010 11:19 PM

CISCOCCIE 151 posts since
Sep 27, 2009

ROUTER#archive tar /xtract tftp://X.X.X.X/cme-full- flash:

  • Conwyn 7,914 posts since
    Sep 10, 2008
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    1. Apr 12, 2010 12:48 AM (in response to CISCOCCIE)
    Re: How to extract tar file to flash.

    Hi CCIE


    You can also expand it on your PC and select the pieces you actually require if you only have a small flash.


    Regards Conwyn

  • waninae39 3 posts since
    Jun 24, 2010
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    2. Feb 19, 2013 4:46 AM (in response to Conwyn)
    Re: How to extract tar file to flash.



    i agree with conwyn. xtract it first, select what you want and add to the flash.

    that way your flash is not filled with 100's of files you will not use.


    BTW, is there an easy way to re tar the files YOU DO want to uplaod, so that you don't have to tftp them one at a time?

  • John 15 posts since
    Sep 29, 2008
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    3. Feb 19, 2013 8:49 AM (in response to CISCOCCIE)
    Re: How to extract tar file to flash.

    That command should work. 


    As Conwyn said you might want to check the size of your flash to make sure you have enough space for the extraction of the file.


    When you run that command to you receive an error? 

    Do you have a connection with your tftp?

    Can you ping your tftp? 

    Are you sure you have the tftp pointing to the correct directory where you have the file stored?


    I would check the questions above and let us know.   If you are receiving an error when you run the command, I would like to see the error.  Might help shed some light on the issue.


    You can try this command too.


    archive download-sw tftp://x.x.x.x/cme-full-    This command will download and extract the files.


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