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    Here's a quick and dirty perl script that backs up your cisco ios router and switch configs via tftp when ever someone makes a config change. You need to have activestate perl install and Net::Telnet::Cisco and Timestamp::Simple perl mods.

    1. You need to make sure your devices are sending syslog message to orion.
    2. Create an alert/filter rule in syslog view that looks for messages containing *CONFIG*
    3. Add an alert action that executes an external app.  ie "C:\Perl\bin\perl.exe" D:\scripts\ ${Hostname}
    4. Copy perl script below. Make necessary changes.  Our routers require usernames and passwords to login.  If you routers only require password, the username variable is ignored.

    use Net::Telnet::Cisco;
    use Timestamp::Simple qw(stamp);

    my $device = "$ARGV[0]";
    my $user = "username";
    my $pass = "password";
    my $enable_pass = "enable_password";
    my $backup_host = 'tftp_server';
    my $numArgs = $#ARGV + 1;
    my $dt = stamp;

    if ($numArgs != 1 )
        print "usage: device name\n";

    my $session = Net::Telnet::Cisco->new(Host => $device );
    $session->login($user, $pass);

    my @output = "";

    if ($session->enable($enable_pass) )
        @output = $session->cmd('show privilege');
        print "My privileges: @output";
        warn "Can't enable: " . $session->errmsg;

    $session->cmd("copy run tftp://$backup_host/configs/$device/$dt-$device.cfg\n\n\n");