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  • 1.  Working with recovery snapshots on TVP platfroms

    Posted 06-17-2020 05:11

    Hi, I have SRX1500 running Junos OS with upgraded FreeBSD and I want to make a recovery snapshot just like on the previous branch series devices with slice alternate for case with failure booting. I also saw a KB artice https://kb.juniper.net/InfoCenter/index?page=content&id=KB34038

     

    Output when I trying to make a snapshot

    >request system snapshot recovery 
    error: command is not valid on the srx1500

     

    OK, I can understand that this command isn't support on TVP platforms like SRX1500, but I don't understand next things:

    1. How I can make a recovery snapshot and be sure that device will booted when my primary volume corrupted? Should I take care of resiliency at boot in my case?
    2. Is it possible to make a backup on a separate medium (on TVP platform), and then just plug it in and boot?
    3. What is ToR Velocity Program? What benefits I can take with TVP architecture? What this mean in practice?

    Thanks.


    #recovery
    #TVP
    #OSarchitecture


  • 2.  RE: Working with recovery snapshots on TVP platfroms

     
    Posted 06-17-2020 05:18

    Hello , 

     

    Snapshot is not supported on TVP platforms with Linux kernal . You can make recovery snapshot on USB using the install media availible in download site from Juniper :

     

    https://kb.juniper.net/InfoCenter/index?page=content&id=KB30944&actp=METADATA&act=login



  • 3.  RE: Working with recovery snapshots on TVP platfroms

     
    Posted 06-17-2020 05:26

    Hello 

     

    To add , if the primary partition is corrupted , it will be taken care by the backup /recovery :

     

    root@srx1500> show system software backup
    Backup JUNOS package information:
    File name: /recovery/images/install-media-srx-700e-junos-19.1R3.9.tgz
    File size: 1176466362



  • 4.  RE: Working with recovery snapshots on TVP platfroms

    Posted 06-17-2020 07:09

    Hi ZohTah3o,

     

    TVP has a different architecture differentiating PFE from Junos and additional API compatibility. As per my understanding SRX1500, SRX4100, SRX4200 are the devices with TVP architecture in SRX series. 

     

    From a working/practical perspective, I believe there would not be any change that you should be worried about. The difference would lie with the underlying architecture and internal processing flow.

     

    Hope this helps 🙂

     

    Please mark "Accepted Solution" if this helps you solve your query.

    Kudos are always appreciated!

     

     

     

     



  • 5.  RE: Working with recovery snapshots on TVP platfroms
    Best Answer

     
    Posted 06-17-2020 23:05

    Hi ZohTah3o,

     

    Good day!!

    I hope you are doing great.

    From the case notes I understand that you have some problems while executing a system snapshot on your SRX1500. 

     

    Please notice that the snapshot feature is only supported on old and new Branch SRX devices:
    https://www.juniper.net/documentation/en_US/junos/topics/concept/security-dual-root-partitioning-scheme-overview.html


    The SRX1500, is one of the High-End Data Center SRX devices and only have a single partition.


    In order to perform a snapshot of this device’s image you need to plug in a usb and perform the steps described on the following document:
    https://www.juniper.net/documentation/en_US/junos/topics/reference/command-summary/request-system-snapshot-partition.html

     

    Please let me know if you have any other doubts.

     

    I will be looking forward to your response.

     

    Please mark "Accepted Solution" if this helps.

    Kudos are always appreciated

     

    Thanks

    Suraj

     



  • 6.  RE: Working with recovery snapshots on TVP platfroms

     
    Posted 06-17-2020 23:21

    Hello ,

     

    There is a small clarification here . SRX1500 is a TVP platform ( unlike other SRX5K HE devices )  and "request system snapshot" is not suppoted on TVP platform :

     

    The error occurs because the system snapshot option is not supported in TVP platforms ( reference KB:34038 ) . 

     

    So if you try to perform the action in :

    https://www.juniper.net/documentation/en_US/junos/topics/reference/command-summary/request-system-snapshot-partition.html

     

    It may fail in SRX1500 ( TVP platforms )  .