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request system download start



Release Information

Command introduced in Junos OS Release 15.1X49-D35 for SRX300, SRX320, SRX340, SRX345, and SRX550M devices.

Command introduced in Junos OS Release 20.1R1for SRX380 devices.


Create a download instance and identify it with a unique integer called the download ID.


sftp-url—(Required) The FTP or HTTP URL location of the file to be downloaded securely.

delay—(Optional) The number of hours after which the download should start (range from 1 through 48 hours).

identity-file—(Required) The name of the file requesting a Secure FTP (SFTP) download. The SFTP in smart download leverages public key authentication to authenticate a download request. Users need to generate a private or public key pair before starting a download, and then upload a public key to an SFTP server.

login—(Optional) The username and password for the server in the format username:password.

max-rate—(Optional) The maximum average bandwidth for the download. Numbers with the suffix k or K, m or M, and g or G are interpreted as Kbps, Mbps, or Gbps, respectively.

passphrase—(Required) The passphrase to protect the private key file stored on the file system. This option does not allow the user to enter a weak passphrase, which ensures stronger security.

save-as—(Optional) The filename to be used for saving the file in the /var/tmp location.

Required Privilege Level


List of Sample Output

request system download start

Output Fields

When you enter this command, you are provided feedback on the status of your request.

Sample Output

request system download start

user@host> request system download start identity-file mytestkey sftp://mysftpserver/homes/kelly/test.tgz max-rate 200 save as newfile.tgz