[Dirvish] Best way to backup clients, that are not always up

Johannes Kastl mail at ojkastl.de
Sun Jun 29 20:00:16 UTC 2014


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Hi everybody,

I need to backup several VMs, therefore I setup dirvish with SSH keys,
and everything runs smooth. Using the right excludes and
forced-commands and all is well.

One thing I am not sure about:

What's the best way to backup clients, that are not always running? Is
there a ways to check if the client is up and running, and only backup
if it is? How did all of you solve this?

Running some kind of pre-server script, which fails, when the client
is down, does still create a directory for the failed backup.

Thanks in advance!

Regards,
Johannes
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