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request system zeroize

 

Syntax

Description

Erases all configuration information and resets all key values. The command removes all data files, including customized configuration and log files, by unlinking the files from their directories.

The command removes all user-created files from the system including all plain-text passwords, secrets, and private keys for SSH, local encryption, local authentication, IPsec, RADIUS, TACACS+, and SNMP.

This command reboots the device and sets it to the factory default configuration. After the reboot, you cannot access the device through the management Ethernet interface. Log in through the console as root and start the Junos OS CLI by typing cli at the prompt.

Options

media(Optional) In addition to removing all configuration and log files, the media option causes memory and the media to be scrubbed, removing all traces of any user-created files. Every storage device attached to the system is scrubbed, including disks, flash drives, removable USBs, and the like. The duration of the scrubbing process is dependent on the size of the media being erased. As a result, the request system zeroize media operation can take considerably more time than the request system zeroize operation. However, the critical security parameters are all removed at the beginning of the process.
Note

The media option is not supported on SRX5000 line devices.

Required Privilege Level

Not applicable.

List of Sample Output

request system zeroize

Sample Output

request system zeroize

user@host> request system zeroize