Thanks Cary. It is interesting to hear what you are doing. 


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On Oct 27, 2011, at 20:24, Cary Gordon <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> 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.
> Thanks,
> Cary
> 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
>> ask?
>> 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,
>> Edward
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> Cary Gordon
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