automated router config back up

Jimmy Hess mysidia at
Tue Jun 7 01:09:06 UTC 2011

On Mon, Jun 6, 2011 at 7:33 PM, Jon Heise <jon at> wrote:
> Aside from rancid, what methods do people have for doing automated backups
> and diffing of router configs ?

There are some commercial config management products that provide similar..
Use search engines with keywords such as  router / network
configuration and auditing tools.

Configuration and change management is a common problem, and CM
auditing requires
tools for pulling, archiving, and comparing network device
configurations to detect changes
and anomolies, so there are _plenty_ of options.

Some routers provide options for remote SCP or FTP access, then it's
just a matter
of using your favorite mass download tool.

Check your device documentation.
A popular router brand  also recently had an archive function added
not too long ago.
That lets you auto-scp new configs with something simple like....

path scp://blahblah:[email protected]
maximum 14
time-period 1440
log config
   record rc
   logging enable
   notify syslog contenttype plaintext


> - Jon Heise

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