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> Von: xen-users-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:xen-users-
> bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] Im Auftrag von Steve Allison
> Gesendet: Samstag, 9. Juli 2011 11:27
> An: xen-users@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Betreff: Re: [Xen-users] Backup domU
> A perfect tool for this is backuppc. http://backuppc.sourceforge.net/
> Quick summary of benefits,
> - rsync, smb, ftp support
> - uses hardlinks to create incremental backups,
> - reduces disk space further by compressing and only storing one copy
> of each file across all backups (generates hashes of new files nightly
> to determine duplicates)
> - We have 29 hosts backed up nightly, with historical backups of some
> going back 13 months. Available data in full: 491GB, actual stored
> space: 65GB
> - full set of cmdline tools to manipulate backups
> - restore is trivially easy
> - web interface gives statistics
> - retries failed attempts
> - mails you if a machine is not backed up for X hours.
> - can give user web access to just their own backups (we don't use
> this though, I beleive no web interface is safe)
I agree, BackupPc does a good job, once installed and correctly configured, you
can forget about it and simple let it do it's job.
IMHO, you have to break every backup scenario regardless of it is a virtualized
or a real machine, into two pieces, Disaster Recovery (DR) and normal file-
With BackupPc you "only" get a good filebackup solution.
While using LVM one could do snapshots in the sense of DR, and BackupPc with
some additional scripts (dump databases, stop certain services etc.).
As others already posted in this thread, there a lot's of additional options,
one could use to achieve the goal of a perfect backupsolution.
Perhaps, in question of DR also have a look at Rear
If money or perhaps "disposition" is no object, look at the commercial acronis
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