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Hierarchy Level

Release Information

Statement introduced before Junos OS Release 7.4.

Statement introduced in Junos OS Release 9.0 for EX Series switches.

Statement introduced in Junos OS Release 11.1 for the QFX Series.

Statement introduced in Junos OS Release 14.1X53-D20 for OCX Series switches.


Configure the router or switch to transfer its currently active configuration to an archive site each time you commit a candidate configuration.


When specifying a URL in a Junos OS statement using an IPv6 host address, you must enclose the entire URL in quotation marks (“ ”) and enclose the IPv6 host address in brackets ([ ]). For example, “ftp://username<:password>@[ipv6-host-address]<:port>/url-path .


The [edit system archival] hierarchy is not available on QFabric systems.

Required Privilege Level

system—To view this statement in the configuration.

system-control—To add this statement to the configuration.