Here are the simple steps shows how to backup the Cisco router image using TFTP server.

How to make a TFTP server?

  1. Downlaod the TFTPD32 application from
  2. Create one folder the on the drive and named as a temp.
  3. Copy the tftp application (Tftpd32) on the temp folder and run the application.

Then the application shows server interface and current directory.  That’s it, Your TFTP server is ready.

Let’s take a backup!

  • Make a network connection between two devices. (Router and computer).
  • Perform the below command on the router to backup the router image to TFTP server.

MS DOS Router# Router#sh flash Router#copy flash: tftp:Router#Source filename []?{your IOS image filename} Router#Address More >