Global backup solution for FBSD & Ubuntu
tundra at tundraware.com
Sun Jul 4 22:18:43 UTC 2010
On 07/04/10 16:43, bsd wrote:
> I am trying to build a global backup solution for couple of strategic servers (7) based on two operating systems :
> - FreeBSD (6 - 7 // soon 7 - 8)
> - Ubuntu 8.04 LTS
> These servers are hosting some strategic components mainly related to DNS infrastructure and databases.
> For the moment I am backing up these server using network based backup solution:
> - A "duplicity" based solution which backs up key directories in my infrastructure on a remote FTP server provided by my hosting company.
> - A "dump" of some key components which I am doing on regular basis for FreeBSD servers.
> - Duplicity is also used for the Ubuntu servers.
> - Databases are replicated "live" on a remote server using "slony" for the most strategic ones (Postgres DB) and using mysql dump export for MySQL.
> • I am not a 100% sure these solutions will allow me to restart rapidly from a crash, specially for Ubuntu servers.
> • I would like to know which solution(s) you have deployed at what cost for what results ?
> I am actually considering couple of different solutions
> - SAIT solution and backula.
> - Disk based solution (maybe also with backula).
> I have couple of servers that will reach their end of life that could be recycled as backup solution at a very convenient price…
I wrote a simple shell-based solution for this problem some time ago.
It (and FreeBSD
instructions) can be found:
I am able to recover a production server (DNS, dhcp, http, sendmail,
etc...) in under
30 minutes using this technique.
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