[LON-CAPA-admin] system restore experience
jim.maxka at nau.edu
Mon Feb 12 21:51:07 EST 2007
I wanted to share my cheap backup system that has been fairly easy to
recover after two recent server crashes -- one was a MB that blew and
the other was a less than ideal replacement. I never really knew how
easy the recovery would be, but it wasn't bad with some help from Guy
the first time.
I am not there to do hard backups. So, I have been doing soft backups,
using rsnapshot -- http://rsnapshot.org over ssh. Because we are so
short on funding, I back up at 2 different times onto the access servers
at low load times. The permissions are preserved as numeric ids, so all
I have had to do is replace the UID and GID in the /etc files and
everything works fine.
If anyone wants details, I am happy to provide more details.
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