#1 2019-01-05 20:21:33

matz
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Good practices - many servers backup to one main server

Hello.

What are the best practices for backup multiple servers to one backup central server via WAN?
The requirement is to save the last 20 copies (deduplication) and limit the backup transfer time as much as possible.

Currently on my 1st server I have:

001. OneDiff local job to remote esxi datastore on-success and on error = 002
002. XsiTools remote job to local datastore (on backup server)

How can I backup several servers one by one, one task after another and not all at once

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#2 2019-01-06 20:59:37

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Re: Good practices - many servers backup to one main server

Use backup chaining combined with the --host argument. When you add --host=1.2.3.4 to a backup job, having previously linked to host 1.2.3.4 by means of the --link-srv option, you will make that job be executed in the 1.2.3.4 host.

The log will be stored to the var/logs/xsibackup-1.2.3.4.log file. When the remote job ends control will be returned to the master server and it will look for any eventual --on-success and --on-error arguments asigned to the job.

If the job id is found in the jobs folder, it will be triggered, if it contains a --host=1.2.3.4 the job will be executed to the remote host and so on.

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#3 2019-01-06 21:01:55

matz
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Re: Good practices - many servers backup to one main server

Thank You.

If I run on server1 job with --host=1.2.3.4 and on-success=001 xsibackup will search 001 job on host 1.2.3.4 or in local machine?

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#4 2019-01-06 21:09:41

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Re: Good practices - many servers backup to one main server

In the local machine, as stated control is always returned to the master server.

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