Best Open Source software to backup Cisco switches and routers
mnslinky at gmail.com
Wed Apr 18 23:56:22 UTC 2007
On Apr 18, 2007, at 1:18 PMApr 18, 2007, Sean Murphy wrote:
> I am looking to automate the process of backing up my Cisco routers
> and switches config files and have come across RANCID. Is this
> what I should use on my FreeBSD server or is there something better?
I don't know anything about RANCID, but I recently used expect and a
shell-script wrapper to do the backups on 3 Cisco routers. I just
setup a TFTP server on our backup machine and punched the correct
holes in the firewall. There's a command you can run on the router
itself to send the config off to a remote system.
Additionally, the 'backup' is simply the same output you get when you
run a show run command from the router's enable mode.
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