[TriLUG] Pony request: Backup Solution
michael.ansel at duke.edu
Thu Apr 17 15:09:39 EDT 2008
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And it would help if I could type links correctly:
Michael Ansel wrote:
> (Disclaimer: This isn't the best email I've ever written, but I'm also
> usually not this short on sleep. Wanted to get the code to you sooner
> rather than later if you wanted to toy with it though)
> What kind of scheduling do you want for the backups? I've got a pretty
> extensive hourly/daily/weekly/monthly system designed for multiple
> servers and encrypted offline backups that I'm getting ready to open
> source (have to remove business specific code and put in better
> comments). I've got an overstripped version public already, but its not
> quite perfect in terms of being easy to understand and update (I haven't
> worried about other people having to understand it before). If you want
> me to help you customize it, I'd be more than happy to, but I won't have
> time until the first week or so of May (after finals). The system works
> a lot like SVN, so I'll describe it in those terms (I figured this out
> after I had written the whole thing).
> trunk gets updated every hour. no versions
> new branch every day. 8 are stored
> new branch every week is compressed and stored on external drive. 5 are
> new branch every month is compressed and stored on external drive. no limit
> every hour, the trunk is copied to an external server (again, no versions)
> The code is also really easy to customize, particularly for
> complex/specialized data sets. (And yes, it is a whole lot easier to
> understand than me. Finals have destroyed my communication abilities)
> Most of the config options are at the top; search for FILL-ME-IN to see
> the places to fill in the customizations (hostnames and directories).
> There are also remnants of a journaling system (had a huge dataset to
> backup before). So yeah, the public, generalized implementation of this
> is a little rocky right now, but the methods behind it and when the code
> blocks are filled in properly, its very reliable.
> Code location:
> Let me know if this helps!
> Michael Ansel
> John Broome wrote:
>> I've been looking at all of the rsync-based backup programs and I
>> haven't found one that does exactly what I need.
>> Here's the wish list:
>> Works with rsyncd, i don't want to use ssh for the transport.
>> I'd like to push the backups offsite.
>> Incremental backups with hard links to save space
>> Backups are kept as live files instead of .tar or .gz
>> I really like rsnapshot, but i haven't seen how to get it to work with rsyncd.
>> I'm open to any suggestions, thanks trilug!
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