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Backing Up Configurations to an Archive Site

You can configure a device to transfer its configuration to an archive file periodically.

Configuring the Transfer of the Currently Active Configuration

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, HTTP, 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:

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.

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 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

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, HTTP 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:

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saved in the following format, where n corresponds to the number of the compressed configuration rollback file that has been archived: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 in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC).

Note:

When you configure file archival by using the archive-sites statement, the transfer file utility does not work if you have enabled the management instance.