[rancid] Using of Rancid to backup Linux' files

Adam Korab adam.korab at gmail.com
Thu Feb 3 19:50:24 UTC 2011

2011/2/3 Wagner Pereira <wpereira at pop-sp.rnp.br>:
> Hey, Adam.
> I intend to backup some specific files, such as some .conf files (Request
> Tracker, Cacti, Nagios, FreeRADIUS, the Rancid thenselves) etc

Do you mean to just back them up periodically, or do you actually want
hourly diffs like rancid does for devices?

If the former, I suggest rsync from cron.

If the latter, it's entirely possible to modify one of the clogin
variants for a Linux host and then ssh to the host and scrape out the
desired file, shove it into cvs/svn, diff it, mail the diffs, etc.  I
have no idea if anybody has done so yet, though.


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