[rancid] Re: DONE: Implementation of the (generic) linux configuration backup-versioning DEVELOPMENT VERSION
rwest at zyedge.com
Tue Jul 7 14:51:10 UTC 2009
Backuppc does a really good job of this BTW. It uses RSYNC, performs basic file level de-duplication and will allow to restore to any version from their interface. It's free and pretty much designed for *NIX boxes already.
This is listed as their main feature:
A clever pooling scheme minimizes disk storage and disk I/O. Identical files across multiple backups of the same or different PCs are stored only once resulting in substantial savings in disk storage and disk I/O.
From: rancid-discuss-bounces at shrubbery.net [mailto:rancid-discuss-bounces at shrubbery.net] On Behalf Of Thomas Donnelly
Sent: Tuesday, July 07, 2009 10:45 AM
To: Michael W. Lucas
Cc: rancid-discuss at shrubbery.net
Subject: [rancid] Re: DONE: Implementation of the (generic) linux configuration backup-versioning DEVELOPMENT VERSION
Maybe a way to pass the locations of the configs for each box
individually? The RANCID interface is nice and I wouldnt mind making a
list of each file to be backed up for each box, as most of it would be
copy paste. Also if you do everything from ports (like a good little
UNIX user) all your configs should be in /etc and /usr/local/etc,
backing up anything.conf in all those directories would cover 99% of the
applications out there.
Michael W. Lucas wrote:
> FreeBSD's base config would be fairly easy: /etc/rc.conf.
> The problem would be the configuration of all the secondary daemons:
> ntpd, sendmail, etc.
> To do this properly, you're probably better off using a real system
> configuration tool. RANCID is absolutely awesome at what it does, but
> trying to extend it to accomodate one of my highly customized FreeBSD
> boxes would be extremely difficult.
> On Tue, Jul 07, 2009 at 04:38:11PM +0200, Diego Ercolani wrote:
>> ....and of course.... it should work also with FreeBSD....
>> In data marted? 07 luglio 2009 16:29:12, Thomas Donnelly ha scritto:
>>> Also with FreeBSD remote root logins are not permitted by default so I
>>> would have to change that on every one of my servers.
>>> Sam Munzani wrote:
>>>> Many companies don't allow root user for the SSH. So usually its login
>>>> as normal user then either "su -" or "sudo su -". I think this script
>>>> can be more useful if it considers non root logins.
>>>> My 2 cents.
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