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In S2700-52P-EI, no free space for upgrading latest firmware S2700-52P-EI-V100R006C05.CC

Publication Date:  2016-04-11 Views:  1821 Downloads:  4
Issue Description

Customer wanted to upgrade Quidway S2700-52P-PWR-EI from the S2700-52P-EI-V100R006C03.CC to the newest image S2700-52P-EI-V100R006C05.CC and couldn't perform the upgrade because they would need firstly to store the cc file in to switch's flash and free space was not enough for it.

<Huawei>delete flash:/S2700-52P-EI-V100R006C03.CC

Info:This is Next startup system software.If you delete it,there is no software to reboot successfully!Confirm to delete the file? [Y/N]:y

Delete flash:/S2700-52P-EI-V100R006C03.CC?[Y/N]:y

Info: Deleting file flash:/S2700-52P-EI-V100R006C03.CC...

Error: Invalid operation, this is system startup file.

Error: Deleting file flash:/S2700-52P-EI-V100R006C03.CC failed.


Solution in this case is to delete the current software file but you will need to access diagnose mode for achieving this. Guide as below:


Enter diagnosis view, return user view with Ctrl+Z.                             

Info: The diagnosis view is used to debug system hardware and software. Misuse o

f certain commands in this view may affect system performance. Therefore, use th

ese commands with the guidance of Huawei engineers.                             

[huawei-diagnose]undo startup  system-software                            



<huawei> delete /unreserved S2700-52P-EI-V100R006C03.CC                    

Warning: The contents of file flash:/S2700-52P-EI-V100R006C03.CC cannot be recycled. Continue? [Y/N]:y                                                           

Info: Deleting file flash:/S2700-52P-EI-V100R006C03.CC...........................


Directory of flash:/

  Idx  Attr     Size(Byte)  Date        Time(LMT)  FileName


14,632 KB total (14488 KB free)