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Re: Little survey: What do people use to backup configurations ?

  • From: Alan Hannan
  • Date: Sat Feb 03 11:09:57 2001

 Several folks mention Rancid, which is a great system for what
 it is meant to do, Austin deserves much kudos.

 Additionally, w/ expect and cvs, one can write a custom system
 without too much work, but with Rancid, why bother?

 A company called Gold Wire Technology ( has
 an excellent product called "Forumlator".  It's more than just
 config archives; that's a small by-product of what it does.  High
 level, it's an industrial strength policy-based configuration
 management system,  Very impressive company and product.  They
 cover much of the OSS requirements for active network management,
 ie, not alarms or trending, but activation and change-management,

 Two "tier 1" ISPs beta-tested the SW, and I think it's shipping for
 revenue RSN.


  (...who has a vested interest in Gold Wire)

Thus spake Ulf Zimmermann (
 on or about Fri, Feb 02, 2001 at 04:34:47PM -0800:
> A while back when I was at SGI, I wrote my own scripts, using expect
> and tftp to backup configurations of Cisco routers. Configs then were
> put into rcs. Now before I am resurecting those scripts again for my
> current job, what are people using to backup equipment, things such
> as Cisco routers (26xx, 36xx, 72xx, 75xx, MSFC, RSM) and Cisco Catalyst
> switches (2924XL, 3548XL, 4000, 5000, 6500) ?
> What I am trying to archive is at least a daily backup, with again
> some version control to be able what changed between days.
> -- 
> Regards, Ulf.
> ---------------------------------------------------------------------
> Ulf Zimmermann, 1525 Pacific Ave., Alameda, CA-94501, #: 510-769-2936
> Alameda Networks, Inc. |  | Fax#: 510-521-5073

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