I'm using the following command to create an archive of all the files on the cisco device:

archive tar /create tftp:// flash:

That normally works fine, but on devices with a file called multiple-fs I see:

%Error opening flash:/multiple-fs (Permission denied)

...despite being connected as a super user.

Is it possible to skip that file and archive all other files?

  • Not that I'm aware of -- short of list each file individually. There's no --exclude like GNU Tar or rsync. – Ricky Oct 10 '17 at 5:24
  • Is it possible to do a dir and somehow pipe it to archive? (minus the multiple-fs file of course...) – Fidel Oct 10 '17 at 6:44
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    Please check this supportforums.cisco.com/t5/network-management/…. TCL can be used to solve the problem. – Viktor Borisov Oct 10 '17 at 12:47
  • Did any answer help you? If so, you should accept the answer so that the question doesn't keep popping up forever, looking for an answer. Alternatively, you can provide and accept your own answer. – Ron Maupin Feb 19 '18 at 19:35

I remember a similar issue on a really old 3550. This was a bug (this file is supposed to be readable).

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