Creating an Emergency Rescue Configuration

Problem

You want to store a copy of a known good and working configuration that you can load in case of an emergency without having to remember which rollback number to use.

Solution

When a known stable and working configuration is loaded and running on the router, save it as the rescue configuration:

	aviva@router1> request system configuration rescue save

You can also save it directly from configuration mode:

	aviva@router1# run request system configuration rescue save

 

Discussion

You create a rescue configuration to define a known working configuration or a configuration with a known state that you can roll back to at any time. This alleviates having to know the rollback number when you use the rollback command. You use the rescue configuration when you need to roll back to a known configuration or as a last resort if your router configuration and the backup configuration files become damaged beyond repair. The JUNOS software does not provide a default rescue configuration.

To return to the rescue configuration, load it with the following command:

	[edit]
	aviva@router1# rollback rescue
	[edit]
	aviva@router1# commit
	commit complete

The JUNOS software stores the rescue configuration in the /config directory:

	aviva@router1> file list /config
	/config:
	juniper.conf.1.gz
	juniper.conf.2.gz
	juniper.conf.3.gz
	juniper.conf.gz
	rescue.conf.gz

To save a different configuration as the rescue configuration, just use the request system configuration rescue save command to overwrite the existing file. If you discover that the existing rescue configuration is not correct, but you don't have something to replace it with, delete the rescue configuration so no one accidentally uses it:

	aviva@router1> request system configuration rescue delete

 

See Also

Recipe 1.17


Router Configuration and File Management

Basic Router Security and Access Control

IPSec

SNMP

Logging

NTP

Router Interfaces

IP Routing

Routing Policy and Firewall Filters

RIP

IS-IS

OSPF

BGP

MPLS

VPNs

IP Multicast



JUNOS Cookbook
Junos Cookbook (Cookbooks (OReilly))
ISBN: 0596100140
EAN: 2147483647
Year: 2007
Pages: 290
Authors: Aviva Garrett

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