CiscoTools Maintenance Guide

Use user "cisco" for maintenance.

Backup Everything

In order to backup everything:

The backup file is named
yyyy-mm-dd represents the current date in ISO8601 format. vvv stands for the version (e. g. 120 for version 1.2.0).

Backup Data Only

Data by default is stored under


Cleanup Obsolete Data

Over time machines come and go and data may become obsolete. If you need to cleanup data (remove old entries) there is a script for just that.


cleanlog logfile date time
All entries before the given date/time are removed from the logfile.

If you want to remove data older than 2008-09-08 from all data files:

cd /srv/www/htdocs/cisco/data
for i in */arplog* */maclog* ; do cleanlog $i 2008-09-08 00:00:00 ; done