[rancid] moving rancid to new server

john heasley heas at shrubbery.net
Mon Nov 18 23:10:27 UTC 2019

Mon, Nov 18, 2019 at 10:40:22PM +0000, Wayne Eisenberg:
> Hi,
> I need to move my rancid (3.8) setup to a new server. Is it ok to tar/gzip the entire directory and copy it or just do a bulk copy via scp of the entire /usr/local/rancid directory from the old to new server (and the .cloginrc file, of course)? Or should I re-install and re-configure from scratch on the new server? It's not the same distro, but as long as the other packages (like expect) are installed, it should be pretty portable, yes?

in theory, yes.  rsync/tar/whatever.  there are only 2 C programs in the
package; as long as their libraries are satisfied (ldd <prog>) and there
are no path changes, it should work.  YMMV

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