[rancid] Using of Rancid to backup Linux' files

Ryan West rwest at zyedge.com
Thu Feb 3 19:53:43 UTC 2011



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From: rancid-discuss-bounces at shrubbery.net [mailto:rancid-discuss-bounces at shrubbery.net] On Behalf Of Adam Korab
Sent: Thursday, February 03, 2011 2:50 PM
To: Wagner Pereira
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Subject: Re: [rancid] Using of Rancid to backup Linux' files

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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