Juniper Rescue Configuration

In addition to snapshots, Juniper devices can generate a rescue configuration. This is a known good configuration that’s saved in case there is a disaster.

If there’s a problem with the ‘live’ configuration (such as a corruption), the rescue configuration can automatically be loaded. This also provides a known-good configuration that you may wish to roll back to.

 

To create the rescue configuration:

[email protected]> request system configuration rescue save

 

Use show system configuration rescue to see the entire rescue configuration.

To rollback to the rescue configuration:

[email protected]# rollback rescue
load complete
[email protected]# commit

 

Some EX-Series switches come with an LCD panel on the front. If you have lost access to the switch, you can use the LCD panel to rollback to the rescue configuration.

 

References

Juniper – Rescue Configuration

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