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

  • From: Alan Hannan
  • Date: Sat Feb 03 23:06:18 2001


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Thus spake Alan Hannan (alan@mindvision.com)
 on or about Sat, Feb 03, 2001 at 10:06:42AM -0600:
> 
> 
>  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 (www.goldwiretech.com) 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,
>  etc.
> 
>  Two "tier 1" ISPs beta-tested the SW, and I think it's shipping for
>  revenue RSN.
> 
>  -alan
> 
>   (...who has a vested interest in Gold Wire)
> 
> 
> 
> 
> Thus spake Ulf Zimmermann (ulf@Alameda.net)
>  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. | http://www.Alameda.net  | Fax#: 510-521-5073





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