Our standard for doing MySQL backups is to replicate production
servers to a slave server and dump those on a hourly or daily basis.
We have a pretty complex system for dealing with code, and we back up
temporal data -- files, etc. -- locally to a NAS and then to S3.
We have almost everything on virtual servers that use a HA SAN for
most storage (home directories are on the NAS). The virtualization
system features automatic failover. It actually works.
All of this makes for a pretty durable infrastructure.
On Thu, Oct 27, 2011 at 2:35 PM, Edward M. Corrado <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> This might be slightly off topic, but I am sure most of you do (or
> have some who does) some backups of your servers, so who better to
> I am doing a review of our backup procedures and I am looking at
> different "enterprise" backup software (both open source and
> proprietary). I use enterprise a bit loosely because a lot of what I
> see that is enterprise means more servers than we have. In some
> respects maybe I mean midrange. Basically I would like a centralized
> platform for backing up all of our servers so I am not managing the
> backups for each server separately. We are looking to primarily to
> back up to disk with either cloud, tape, or remote disk for redundant
> off-site backups.. Anyway, what I am wondering if anyone has any
> particular backup software suite that they really like. While I am
> asking, if you have a storage device that goes with your backup
> solution you like, I wouldn't mind hearing about it as well.
> A little about our environment. We have 15-20 servers. The O/S are
> about equally split between RHEL, Ubuntu, and Windows. 2 of the RHRL
> servers have an Oracle database, most of the other Linux and Windows
> servers have MySQL however they do not need to be 24/7 so I could do a
> cold backup of the databases and thus do not require hot database
> backups. Total storage s about 4TB right now but likely to double in
> the next 3 years,
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