Firmware and IOS Updates are necessary for every device connected to the network as these new builds contain patches and reduce chances of venerability.

Cisco IOS Upgrade

Before uploading new IOS to Router/Switch keeping old files backup from flash is equally important, its time taking the job when you use “copy flash tftp” command so there should be some way to “copy flash tftp all files” but there isn’t any.

But there is a workaround for this TFTP and you don’t need to add multiple time commands and filenames.

archive tar /create tftp:// flash:

TFTP Server for Windows Download

for Cisco IOS upgrade you need to have TFTP Server installed on your machine, my personal choice is SolarWinds TFTP . 

make sure firewall is opened on your machine for tftp port 69