Annual Warning; Check Yur Backups
S. Dale Morrey
sdalemorrey at gmail.com
Fri Mar 21 12:46:00 MDT 2014
Depends on the amount of data, but I've had great luck with AWS S3fs and
glacier for dealing with backups.
Cron runs a daily backup snapshot and copies it to s3fs
s3 expires the data after 4 months and the space magically re-appears on
the disk. Meanwhile it's safely stored in the cloud and glacier is there
to help ensure it can eventually be retrieved even if the whole s3 fabric
Once a month I spin up a dev box and attempt a restore then switch that box
to live and move the former live box back into test.
Seems to be working so far!
On Fri, Mar 21, 2014 at 11:49 AM, Joshua Marsh <joshua at themarshians.com>wrote:
> For a while, we solved this issue by putting our backups on the same
> partition as our database. We would rsync, but not delete. Our customers
> were great at notifying us when the disk was full.
> On Fri, Mar 21, 2014 at 10:46 AM, Ryan Simpkins <plug at ryansimpkins.com
> > Don't let this be you....
> > Then: Backup server became full, backup script silently stopped
> > functioning...
> > four months later I finally find out when it is time to do a restore.
> > Now: New fancy backup partition created, updated alerting to notify if it
> > happens again, send e-mail to local IT group reminding them to CHECK YOUR
> > BACKUPS!
> > Annual warning complete.
> > You may now commence the public lashings and/or flame-wars over which
> > backup
> > solution is superior....
> > -Ryan
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