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

Lee ler762 at gmail.com
Fri Jun 24 00:57:16 UTC 2011

On 6/22/11, john heasley <heas at shrubbery.net> wrote:
> Wed, Jun 22, 2011 at 03:02:32PM +0200, Eric Jagaeus:
>> > Chris,
>> > 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?
> shouldnt be anything; but perhaps the parsing routine for ssl.crt is eating
> too much output.
> i'd first verify that the login script is collecting everything.
> export NOPIPE=YES;f5login -d ... and verify that the *.raw file has all
> the output.

Any suggestions for debugging the problem if
  export NOPIPE=YES
  f5rancid -d devName
always works?   And what's even more fun, the next regularly scheduled
crontab run to collect the config seems to work also.

What I've been seeing is that the F5 collection fails for some number of days on
  xxx: missed cmd(s): ls --full-time --color=never
/config/ssl/ssl.crt,ls --full-time --color=never /config/ssl/ssl.key
and then magically starts working again.  If the problem was with the
parsing routine for ssl.crt wouldn't it always work or fail?      ...
hrmm.. unless it's a timing issue?


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