[rancid] Rancid running numerous times for each group? Getting ~40 config fetcher email alerts for same group in a night

john heasley heas at shrubbery.net
Fri May 24 16:23:13 UTC 2019

Fri, May 24, 2019 at 04:17:09PM +0000, Ni Ne:
> Running ranicd 3.8 on CentOS 6.10, using git as the repo type.
> It appears rancid is running numerous times against the same group in a given night - at least if config fetches fail.
> For instance, I have one group with some problematic devices, and I got 39 "config fetcher" emails for that same group. Looking at logs, it appears rancid is parsing every group approximately the same number of times.
> There is only one cronjob that kicks off rancid on the entire system:
> * 0 * * * /usr/local/rancid/bin/rancid-run

man 5 crontab

min hr dom mon dow cmd

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