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Copying a Configuration File from One Routing Engine to the Other

You can use either the console port or the management Ethernet port to establish connectivity between the two Routing Engines. You can then copy or use FTP to transfer the configuration from the primary to the backup, and load the file and commit it in the normal way.

To connect to the other Routing Engine using the management Ethernet port, issue the following command:

On a TX Matrix router, to make connections to the other Routing Engine using the management Ethernet port, issue the following command:

For more information about the request routing-engine login command, see the CLI Explorer.

To copy a configuration file from one Routing Engine to the other, issue the file copy command:

In this case, source is the name of the configuration file. These files are stored in the directory /config. The active configuration is /config/juniper.conf, and older configurations are in /config/juniper.conf {1...9}. The destination is a file on the other Routing Engine.

The following example copies a configuration file from Routing Engine 0 to Routing Engine 1:

The following example copies a configuration file from Routing Engine 0 to Routing Engine 1 on a TX Matrix router:

To load the configuration file, enter the load replace command at the [edit] hierarchy level:

CAUTION:

Make sure you change any IP addresses specified in the management Ethernet interface configuration on Routing Engine 0 to addresses appropriate for Routing Engine 1.