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Upgrade and Backup of Firmware via TFTP on Sx500 Series Stackable Switches
A software upgrade provides new features to any device electronically without any need to buy a new product. Software upgrades keeps a device up to date with the latest releases and technologies like enhanced security, new features, bug fixes, or performance upgrades. The main advantage of TFTP is it is faster but lacks sophisticated security, that is why it is used on a trusted network. HyperText Transfer Protocol (HTTP) is more popular for file download as it is more secure.
This document describes how to upgrade the firmware and to backup the firmware on the Sx500 Series Stackable Switches.