Automated backup of your switches (hp,cisco,juniper..) configuration with rancid

Rancid & WebSVN

Backups more often we forget to do are the network backup, and when a problem arises, we are very annoyed to find our exact configuration.

Fortunately, there is a tool named Rancid (Really Awesome New Cisco config Differ) that will allow us to make automated backups once tool is in place.
Rancid supports a lot equipment like Cisco Catalyst, Juniper Edge Router,HP switches,Hitachis routers and many others (which are detailed below).

In addition to managing backups, Rancid backup configurations in our CVS / SVN.

In this article we will see how to install rancid in SVN mod, and then we set up the web interface for clarity.
This installation of Rancid is performed under Centos 6.2 64bit.

Now to install Rancid:

 

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