On 09/30/2011 09:28 AM, Simo Sorce wrote:
> On Thu, 2011-09-29 at 22:58 +0000, Steven Jones wrote:
>> VM?
>> VMWare snapshot?
>> VMWare snapshots are best described as spawn of the devil, they should
>> have a life of 2 or 3 days max....
> I use KVM so I can't tell how good/bad VMWare fares in this regard, but
> I didn't mean VM snapshot, sorry if I was unclear.
> I literally meant you turn off the VM and save a copy of the disk image.
> It may not be the most efficient way of course, and you can also simply
> use normal backup software with disaster recovery functionality.
> As long as it is able to properly deal with dirsrv database it should be
> fine.
>> One of my next Qs was what else needs backing up....however I assumed
>> that everything else outside the database is simple to back up.....its
>> just "files"
>> or is this not the case?
> Everything but dirsrv databases is just files, that is correct.

Well... there are two DS instances. One for main and one for PKI.
And as we move forward and integrate other components other storage
elements might be introduced.
This is why doing full backup is probably much better than dealing with
individual elements.

> Simo.

Thank you,
Dmitri Pal

Sr. Engineering Manager IPA project,
Red Hat Inc.

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