[rancid] Error when trying to back up a JunOS device, SRX100

Lauri Haveri lauri.haveri at alsocloudsolutions.fi
Wed Apr 25 15:28:03 UTC 2018

Thank you for the fast reply.

Where should the command "rancid" be executed? 

I have logged in as the users "rancid" and "root" have ran the command "rancid -t hp -C DEVICENAME" in the folder ("/var/lib/rancid/bin/") that has the executable file "rancid", but it just produces "rancid: command not found".

I also typed the whole path to command "/var/lib/rancid/bin/rancid -t hp -C hostname" I just get the following output: "hlogin -t 90 -c '' DEVICENAME.

Am I doing it wrong?


-----Original Message-----
From: Heasley <heas at shrubbery.net> 
Sent: lauantai 21. huhtikuuta 2018 18.44
To: Lauri Haveri <lauri.haveri at alsocloudsolutions.fi>
Cc: Emille Blanc <emille at abccommunications.com>; Rancid-discuss at shrubbery.net
Subject: Re: [rancid] Error when trying to back up a JunOS device, SRX100

Sat, Apr 21, 2018 at 10:48:42AM +0000, Lauri Haveri:
> Hello,
> I just wanted to tell that little over one week ago I was able to fix this error by using an account that had admin-rights. The ones I used previously were root-account and read-only account.

the root account typically receives a unix prompt, which the scripts do not expect.

> Now the same problem is facing me with a “HP procurve 2510”. I have assigned an account with manager-rights and configured it to .cloginrc file. I am able to login to the HP Switch by using command “/var/lib/rancid/bin/clogin DEVICENAME”
> Do you have any idea if there are any special things to be considered in HP Switches?

rancid -t hp -C hostname

will give you the complete command that rancid will run; use that for testing.
Also, see the FAQ section 3 qestion 2.

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