Backing Up Configurations to an Archive Site

 

You can configure a device to transfer its configuration to an archive file periodically. The following tasks describe how to transfer the configuration to an archive site:

Configuring the Transfer of the Currently Active Configuration to an Archive Site

If you want to back up your device’s current configuration to an archive site, you can configure the device to transfer its currently active configuration by FTP or secure copy (SCP) periodically or after each commit.

To configure the device to transfer its currently active configuration to an archive site, include statements at the [edit system archival configuration] hierarchy level:

Note

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

Configuring the Periodic Transfer of the Active Configuration to an Archive Site

To configure the device to periodically transfer its currently active configuration to an archive site, include the transfer-interval statement at the [edit system archival configuration] hierarchy level:

The interval is a period of time ranging from 15 through 2880 minutes.

Configuring the Transfer of the Currently Active Configuration When a Configuration Is Committed

To configure the device to transfer its currently active configuration to an archive site each time you commit a candidate configuration, include the transfer-on-commit statement at the [edit system archival configuration] hierarchy level:

Note

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, “scp://username<:password>@[ipv6-host-address]<:port>/url-path

Configuring Archive Sites for the Transfer of Active Configuration Files

When you configure the device to transfer its configuration files, you specify an archive site to which the files are transferred. If you specify more than one archive site, the device attempts to transfer files to the first archive site in the list, moving to the next site only if the transfer fails.

When you use the archive-sites statement, you can specify a destination as an FTP URL, or SCP-style remote file specification. The URL type file:// is also supported.

To configure the archive site, include the archive-sites statement at the [edit system archival configuration] hierarchy level:

Note

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, “scp://username<:password>@[ipv6-host-address]<:port>/url-path

When you specify the archive site, do not add a forward slash (/) to the end of the URL.

The destination filename is saved in the following format, where n corresponds to the number of the compressed configuration rollback file that has been archived:

Note

Whenever configurations are made, the time included in the destination filename is either in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) or Japan Standard Time (JST) . The default time zone on the device is UTC.