Archiving junos configurations

There is a very handy feature in junos which you may find very useful if you have lots of junos devices. JunOS can send your active configuration after every commit to a configured remote destination server by using scp,http or ftp protocols. A small configuration is sufficient to achieve this. For example with the configuration below, my SRX device’s configuration is sent to within the specified interval.

[edit system archival]
user@srx100-1# show
configuration {
    transfer-interval 15;
    archive-sites {
        "scp://junos@" password "$9$197IhrW87dVY1R87-V4oQF3/p0IEc";

If you list the files on the remote server you will see the files transferred after commit;

root@ubuntu-vm1:/home/junos/device_configs# ls -l
total 16
-rw-r----- 1 junos junos 4396 Nov 14  2012 srx100-1_juniper.conf.gz_20121114_223914
-rw-r----- 1 junos junos 4396 Nov 14  2012 srx100-1_juniper.conf.gz_20121114_225414

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