Model: j6350

JUNOS Software Release [12.1X46-D65.4]

Is there an easy way to copy the config file to TFTP?

  • 1
    Is there any compelling reason to not use SCP instead?
    – JFL
    Jun 22, 2020 at 11:41

1 Answer 1


JunOS has a tftp client available from the shell. You can use it as follows:

jsw@router> start shell 
% cd /config
% tftp
tftp> connect
tftp> put juniper.conf.gz
Sent 3896 bytes in 0.4 seconds
tftp> ^D% 
% exit

A common reason for doing this is to back up your configuration. Note JunOS can do this automatically via FTP, HTTP, or SCP if you configure it as follows (Juniper guide):

system {
    archival {
        configuration {
            archive-sites {
                "scp://user@host:/directory/ password foo";

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