[rancid] Parallel Execution of Rancid

Alan McKinnon alan.mckinnon at gmail.com
Sat Nov 30 19:28:13 UTC 2013

On 29/11/2013 13:15, Callum Scott wrote:
> Hi All,
> I've been searching around for an answer to this and can't seem to
> find anything.
> My organisation currently has a large number of sites with a varying
> number of network devices each of which we would like to back up with
> rancid.  Im using dotwaffle's patched version to include git support,
> though this shouldn't make a difference for this issue.
> Because I am sorting by SITE I have over 1000 rancid groups. Some have
> only 5 networking devices, whilst others will have tens of networking
> devices.
> My problem is that the rancid-run is taking a massive amount of time
> (in the order of days).  I have tried playing around with the
> PAR_COUNT to increase concurrency and also reduce the MAX_ROUNDS to
> reduce the amount of time spent on each device.  It looks to me that
> the PAR_COUNT only comes in during the execution of the control_rancid
> script, which means concurrency only hits in within the GROUP.
> I'd like a way to run rancid_run on the groups in parallel.  Am I
> missing something obvious here?  Does anyone have any ideas on how to
> achieve this?

This looks like a dupe posting. Did you get my reply dated 29 Nov 15:55?

Alan McKinnon
alan.mckinnon at gmail.com

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