ExtremeSwitching (EOS)

  • 1.  Backup Summit/BD switches using FTP/SCP

    Posted 04-12-2017 15:48
    Hello, I am trying to configure a routine backup for the summit and black diamond switches on my network.

    i can tftp to other unsecured servers but the server to host the backup configurations is secured.

    SCP is giving me the error below;

    CHOU-JCE-SW04.1 # scp2 vr "VR-Default" admin@172.24.X.X/backup/ex_switches:config primary.cfg
    Download to /config/primary.cfg on switch
    Connecting to 172.24.X.X/backup/ex_switches:config...
    ssh: 172.24.X.X/backup/ex_switches:config: Name or service not known
    Couldn't read packet: Connection reset by peer

    while there is no option for FTP



  • 2.  RE: Backup Summit/BD switches using FTP/SCP

    Posted 04-12-2017 17:48
    Hello Mofinyinfoluwa,

    The format used for SCP is "scp2 [u]@


  • 3.  RE: Backup Summit/BD switches using FTP/SCP

    Posted 04-13-2017 07:13
    Hi Patrick,

    When i try to use /, it says the command is incomplete. it appears you can only use scp to retrieve files from a server and not put files.

    CH.2 # scp2 vr "VR-Default" admin@172.24.154.235/mnt/backup2/mpbn_backup primary.cfg
    %% Incomplete command

    CH.2 # scp2 vr "VR-Default" admin@172.24.154.235/mnt/backup2/mpbn_backup primary.cfg?
    [u] User @ remote host or IP address with remote file name



  • 4.  RE: Backup Summit/BD switches using FTP/SCP

    Posted 04-13-2017 07:13
    You are missing a colon between the IP address and the file path.
    scp2 vr "VR-Default" admin@172.24.154.235:/mnt/backup2/mpbn_backup primary.cfg[/code]


  • 5.  RE: Backup Summit/BD switches using FTP/SCP

    Posted 04-13-2017 07:13
    Hi Erik,

    Thanks, it works using the format below for uploads,

    "scp2


  • 6.  RE: Backup Summit/BD switches using FTP/SCP

    Posted 04-14-2017 02:38
    I can see after inserting the : in between the ip address and file path it is working now. Anyway in the future for further reference you can always have a look at below article link which says the correct procedure of implementing this:

    https://gtacknowledge.extremenetworks.com/articles/How_To/How-to-upgrade-EXOS-using-SCP/