netscreen25: saving config to compact flash card hangs my CLI session

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I'm trying to save the current config of a netscreen 25 to a compact
flash card. So first I tried a 512 MB compact flash card (made by
Kingston) into the CF slot on the front of the netscreen, logged into
the CLI and type the command:

ns25-> save config to slot Config
Save config to pccard in slot1 - Config


It appears to hang at this point; I can't type any more, despite waiting
again. Eventually I removed the card and checked it on my PC with a USB
card reader - the desired file wasn't anywhere to be found.
Then I tried the same all over with an older 32MB CF card - same problem.

Is there some requirement I don't know about? Such as formatting the CF
card a certain way? Anyone managed to do this successfully?

thanks
alex


Re: netscreen25: saving config to compact flash card hangs my CLIsession


Alex Hunsley wrote:
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No, should be plug'n'play. Is the NS25 detecting the CF card? The led
should come on when the card is inserted, and flash during r/w activity.

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Re: netscreen25: saving config to compact flash card hangs my CLI session
First thing to note, NetScreen / Juniper only reports to have
successfully tested the SanDisk 96 and 512, but reports that it
'should' recognize a variety of sizes, so says TFM.  However, I don't
even bother with the flash card because I personally don't care about
using it, and I understand the capability, but I just don't even
bother.

Using TFTP the config and the software can be uploaded and downloaded
to and from flash without affecting the running config.  And Triffid is
correct, the firewall should recognize, and you should see a log entry.
So that's your first clue is to check the Event log.



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Munpe Q wrote:

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I've used it a few times in a pinch, and it worked fine - albeit on
bigger boxes running newer ScreenOS versions. I don't recall the details
of whatever CF cards may have been handy at the time, but I don't think
they were the ones mentioned in TFM.

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I too find TFTP more convenient, particularly since I rarely have
physical access to the box - but I have filed an RFE asking for scp support.

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