[rancid] Re: Config backup clarification

Lance rancid at gheek.net
Mon Mar 26 15:49:26 UTC 2007


Everything is kept in a CVS/SVN repository. So changes can go back
years. Just put a nice frontend (viewvc,cvsweb,etc) on it if you are
not familiar with CVS/SVN.


> -------- Original Message --------
> Subject: [rancid]  Config backup clarification
> From: kihara Muriithi <wmuriithi at afsat-af.com>
> Date: Mon, March 26, 2007 6:58 am
> To: rancid-discuss at shrubbery.net
> Hi all,
>   I am not sure I have grasped how rancid saves the configuration. From
> the information I have gathered on line, it looks like the configuration
> is saved in /usr/local/rancid/var/networking/configs/ directory. There,
> I can find two copies of the config, for example and
> There is also CVS directory, but it has nothing.
>   Now our plan is to keep the configuration for at least 12 months.
> After a week of running rancid, I can't seem to find any configuration
> backup more than 2 days old. Have I mis-configured something or where
> specifically should I be looking? The log file don't have an error
> message by the way
>   I will be grateful for any assistance.
> Thanks
> William
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