[rancid] Re: Backing up Rancid and CVS

john heasley heas at shrubbery.net
Wed Jul 29 08:18:51 UTC 2009

Fri, Jul 24, 2009 at 08:23:30AM -0500, Pat McCloud:
> I have a new Rancid install that I need to move to a new server.  I figured
> this would be a good time to develop and test a backup/restore procedure.
> For Rancid I would just need to backup the config files, move them to the
> new install and set up the cron job again correct?
> What about for the CVS archive?  Is there a way to back it up, or export and
> import it on the new server?

it should be possible to just tar the directory and extract it on the
new machine.  if paths change, you'll have to check-out new copies of
the group directories.

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