[rancid] Rancid - Changing Config Backup Directory

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Tue Apr 16 16:26:22 UTC 2019

On Tue, Apr 16, 2019 at 3:03 PM Gauthier, Chris <cgauthier at comscore.com>

> We setup rancid and, more specifically Git, to automatically push the
> local repo commit by rancid to the remote repo. This eliminates having to
> mount filesystems and gives you a nice backup. Plus, if the remote repo has
> a GUI, you can have "pretty" access to your backups.
> --Chris
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> From: Rancid-discuss <rancid-discuss-bounces at shrubbery.net> on behalf of
> heasley <heas at shrubbery.net>
> Date: Thursday, April 11, 2019 at 10:34 AM
> To: Doug Hughes <doug.hughes at keystonenap.com>
> Cc: "rancid-discuss at shrubbery.net" <rancid-discuss at shrubbery.net>
> Subject: Re: [rancid] Rancid - Changing Config Backup Directory
> Thu, Apr 11, 2019 at 01:16:43PM -0400, Doug Hughes:
> > Any reason you don't just have a regular process that clones your
> > version control repository? (whether it's svn or cvs or git, it makes no
> > difference, per se)
> >
> > Once you set it up, you just automate the synchronization process.
> only "clone"ing in git retains your history (ie: is complete). which is
> why i suggested switching.

Git with a hook is the tidiest, but if there is an existing CVS repo, then
rsync with  --cvs-exclude etc could be an option.


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