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

Tamas Papp tompos at martos.bme.hu
Sun Jun 29 21:31:12 UTC 2014


On 06/29/2014 10:00 PM, Johannes Kastl wrote:
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> Hi everybody,
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> 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.
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> One thing I am not sure about:
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> 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?
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> 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!

I would consider a different backup software like burp.

tamas


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