Things to check into.

Thomas Gideon mentioned duply today. Since I used duplicity a few years ago for backups, I think I may have to take a look at it.

Aleksey Tsalolikhin over on the LOPSA mailing list mentioned nwdiag for drawing out network diagrams. Aleksey asked a little while ago on the mailing list about network diagram tools and I had suggested graphviz since I had used that along with some perl scripting to mangle 'show cdp neighbors' out of a couple of routers to get a network diagram of sorts.

Now I am looking forward to poking at this while at work on Monday to see if I can get an easier to use/maintain network map going.

Linked on the same site is another tool, rackdiag, which I can see great potential for as well.