[rancid] Need some Help - F5's in RANCID

john heasley heas at shrubbery.net
Mon Jan 31 21:33:36 UTC 2011

Mon, Jan 31, 2011 at 09:22:42PM +0000, Ryan West:
> >> 
> >> You're doing anything wrong.  You'll probably find that you can 'rancid-run -r <dev name>' and have it backup properly.  I would recommend getting a good backup of the keys once and then comment out the lines in the command table.
> >
> >why?  what is special about the keys?
> >
> Wish I knew, they execute fine from command line (on F5) and even from a single rancid-run.  And as Chris mentioned, it worked for a while and then stopped.  A few other users I have spoken to about the problem have removed those lines and not bothered with it anymore.  

i'm not doing perl/unix lessosn, but you seem clueful enough to try this
on your own.  change NOPIPE to YES, then just before the rancid script
removes the .raw file, copy it somewhere for safe keeping.  this problem
is most likely related to cron, and the .raw file may have the clues needed
to fix this.

> Chris,
> How many devices are you backing up at a time?  Mine is set to PAR_COUNT=12; (rancid.conf)

thats shouldnt matter.  they all run as separate instances.

> >> =====================================
> >> Getting missed routers: round 4.
> >> xxxx.yyyy.com: missed cmd(s): ls --full-time --color=never /config/ssl/ssl.crt,ls --full-time --color=never /config/ssl/ssl.key
> >> zzzz.yyyy.com: missed cmd(s): ls --full-time --color=never /config/ssl/ssl.crt,ls --full-time --color=never /config/ssl/ssl.key
> >> 

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