[SAC] Server Planning - Backups
tech_dev at wildintellect.com
Fri Feb 26 20:13:58 EST 2010
On 02/26/2010 03:40 PM, Martin Spott wrote:
> On Fri, Feb 26, 2010 at 12:23:27PM -0800, Alex Mandel wrote:
>> 1. We could mount the BackupVM in each of the virtual machines so that
>> when a cron script is run that dumps databases or hot copies sites it
>> writes to the backup server.
> Do we have access to a regular "backup server", like in 'professional'
> IT, as a distinct machine equipped with some sort of mass storage
> device ?
I don't believe so, but can check with OSL and what they have to offer.
This was part of the decision to go with a RAID 6 on the machine that
will have the backupVM (2 disks can die without data loss) and the
proposal to rsync/backup this virtual machine to a Telescience blade at
least weekly. Do we really need tape backup if we have good redundancy?
>> 3. We could look into setting up some type of corporate style backup
>> system controlled by the BackupVM(server-client),like zmanda, bacula,
>> backuppc etc.
> Oh, yes, please. I'm using Bacula at different places with different
> sorts of storage devices - tape, disk array or even FTP share mounted
> via 'fuse' - and would not hesitate to promote it for the OSGeo
That's good to see someone already has some experience with one of these
tools. Do you have any particular hints, tips, gotchas etc - I notice
that bacula uses a database backend to track what it's done, do you have
a recommendation for which db to use?
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