[rancid] comparing device running config against startup config

john heasley heas at shrubbery.net
Tue Sep 20 14:30:06 UTC 2011

Tue, Sep 20, 2011 at 10:10:06AM -0400, Ian Stong:
> We are using rancid to grab the running config and look for differences
> over the previous running config. That works great and as advertised. I
> was wondering what others are doing to catch the occasional issue where
> someone makes a change to the running config but for whatever reason it
> doesn't get saved and the device crashes - hence loosing that part of
> the config.  
> What suggestions do you have for ensuring the running config matches the
> startup config?

you could use a cron job to write it periodically - clogin -c 'wr mem' foo

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