SUNScholar/Disaster Recovery/Backups

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Architecture

  1. Each backup server is in a different building.
  2. Each building is separately located on campus.
  3. Each backup server uses Ubuntu LTS server software.
  4. Each backup server has BackupPC installed.
  5. BackupPC is setup to use the "rsyncd" method for pulling in the backups from the production server.

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Methodology

  • Step 1. A local backup is performed daily on the production server.
  • Step 2. The local backup on the production server is then copied/synced to both backup servers which use BackupPC.

To build a similar system, follow the steps below.

Step 1 - Production Server Setup

Step 2 - Backup Server Setup

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