[rancid] Re: Diffs config and save if it's changed

NMaio at guesswho.com NMaio at guesswho.com
Thu Jun 18 20:36:09 UTC 2009

If I understand what you really want you shouldn't have to backup any "old" configs.  The whole point of Rancid is to backup up configs when they change and also keep the old versions in CVS so you can go back to your previous config or for that matter go back to the config that was X number of changes ago.

Have a look at  cvsweb if you like web interfaces.  It will display your configs and also allow you to diff the current config to any previous config.  Keep in mind this is only an interface to view what Rancid already handles under the hood.


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Subject: [rancid] Re: Diffs config and save if it's changed

On Thursday 18 June 2009 17:14:30 Alberto Bernárdez wrote:
> Hi, I have installed rancid and it works perfectly. I´m trying to copy
> config to other dir if it´s changed. I´m trying to use logrotate because
> rancid overwrite config with the newest (I think) but results aren´t good.
> My goal: backup rancid configs because if i have a trouble after make a
> change, i have the possibility to return original.

If I were you, I'd back up the CVS directory, as you'll then a history of the 
config, rather than just the latest configs. My personal choice of backup tool 
is rsync, as it is network transparent and intelligent about when or when not 
to copy something, ie it'll handle the logic of when a file has changed rather 
than you having to work it out.

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