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Testing backups

How we configured cost-effective VPS backups using Bacula

How we configured cost-effective VPS backups using Bacula

In IT systems, disaster can strike any moment and in any form. A hard disk failure, third party attack or even human errors can lead to data loss. To recover valuable data in such scenarios, backup management plays an inevitable role. But many times people just configure the backup once and leave it there. They assume that everything would just work fine when things go wrong.

Installing a backup software alone will not guarantee automatic recovery in case of data loss. Integrity check of the backups is also a very crucial aspect in backup management. This means verifying the backup for adequacy, completeness, accuracy and consistency. If the backup is not retrievable at the time of a disaster, that backup solution is of no use. (more…)

How to backup and restore oVirt engine

How to backup and restore oVirt engine

In our recent post ‘How to configure VM backups in oVirt, we saw how we configured a VM backup system for a cloud service provider. We further went ahead and expanded the backup system with oVirt engine backups.

oVirt engine manages the centralized configuration of the cloud system. This engine manages provisioning of VMs, connection protocols, user sessions, VM images, VM environment configuration, etc. It also provides a graphical interface to view, create and manage VMs. The engine configuration is saved in oVirt engine database and configuration files.

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