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How do backups work at GeekISP?

Backups at GeekISP are fairly aggressive. We take automatic nightly backups early every morning, at around 2am ET. Currently we use rsnapshot to perform the backups.

Rsnapshot has the facility to automatically rotate backups. At any given time, we have backups for the past 7 days. In addition, we have weekly snapshots going back 3 weeks, and monthly snapshots going back 2-3 months.

Regular home directories, web files, databases, CVS / SVN, and Trac instances are all backed up in the nightly runs. Databases, SVN repositories, and Trac instances are all dumped using approved backup methods (i.e. mysqldump / pgdump / svnadmin dump / trac-admin hotcopy).

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Last update: 2005-07-12 13:33
Author: Dave Steinberg
Revision: 1.0

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