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  • Windows version of Rancid

    We are trying to setup Rancid [http://www.shrubbery.net/rancid/] to back up our 100 odd Cisco 877 routers and as many Cisco switches.

    However we are following a guide, but we are not linux guys more windows.

    Is there a windows bit of free software that will do the job of Rancid? So it backups the configs, also shows the changes made etc?

    Thanks

    Dave

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    Re: Windows version of Rancid

    I use CatTools.

    http://www.kiwisyslog.com/kiwi-cattools-overview/

    I have one big script that goes out and backs up all configs each night.

    It's nice in the fact that it will allow you to view changes from one day to the next.

    I have it running on my secondary computer that I use for all change management.
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    • #3
      Re: Windows version of Rancid

      I did have a look at CatTools, but the free version only covers upto 20 devices, whereas we have over 200 devices and we are trying not to spend any money on this.

      But thanks for your suggestion though

      Dave

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      • #4
        Re: Windows version of Rancid

        Not too sure if your devices support it but you could look at setting up CRON jobs to automatically backup the config:

        http://articles.techrepublic.com.com...1-5553313.html

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        • #5
          Re: Windows version of Rancid

          KRON is good for making sure the running config is saved to the startup config but KRON will not ftp or tftp the file to a server etc. The reason why is that it doesnt support interactive commands.
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          • #6
            Re: Windows version of Rancid

            just setup a tftp service on one of your servers ?
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            • #7
              Re: Windows version of Rancid

              Originally posted by auglan View Post
              KRON is good for making sure the running config is saved to the startup config but KRON will not ftp or tftp the file to a server etc. The reason why is that it doesnt support interactive commands.
              Will this not do it:

              http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/...0260d.shtml#ab


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              • #8
                Re: Windows version of Rancid

                Looks like there is a way around the interactive command limitation with KRON.

                kron occurrence DAILY_BACKUP at 9:00 recurring
                policy-list DAILY_BACKUP

                kron policy-list DAILY_BACKUP
                cli show running-config | redirect tftp://192.168.1.1/r1-config


                Give that a go. Its a workaround as KRON doesnt work with interactive commands such as:

                copy run tftp

                as the user will be prompted to input the tftp server address. In this case KRON is just displaying the running config and the policy list captures the text and redirects it to a tftp server.
                Last edited by auglan; 7th July 2010, 21:04.
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