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push-backup-to-master (Accounting Options)


Hierarchy Level

[edit accounting-options file filename]


Configure the router to save the accounting files from the new backup Routing Engine to the new primary Routing Engine when a change in primary role occurs. The files are saved to the /var/log/pfedBackup directory on the router. The primary Routing Engine includes these accounting files with its own current accounting files when it transfers the files from the backup directory to the archive site at the next transfer interval. Use this statement when the new backup Routing Engine is not able to connect to the archive site; for example, when site is not connected by means of an out-of-band interface or the path to the site is routed through a line card.


The backup Routing Engine’s files on the primary Routing Engine are sent at each interval even though the files remain the same. If this is more activity than you want, consider using the backup-on-failure master-and-slave statement instead.

Required Privilege Level

system—To view this statement in the configuration.

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

Release Information

Statement introduced in Junos OS Release 16.1R4.