#1 2019-08-10 16:24:30

cuchillo
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Centralized backup

In a scenario of several ESXi servers it would be very useful to have an exclusive server for XSIBackup Datacenter. Backup of the other servers would be saved on this server over IP. To be able to schedule these backup tasks and not overlap, the schedule should be programmed on this dedicated backup server. XSIBackup Datacenter should be able to trigger remote tasks over IP on other servers and should also have the equivalent of the options --on-success and --on-error that exist in PRO.

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#2 2019-08-11 10:32:01

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Re: Centralized backup

Since XSIBackup-Datacenter is a binary it's a lot easier to manage backup chaining by just inspecting the exit codes.

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#3 2019-08-12 16:34:25

cuchillo
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Re: Centralized backup

I understand... but can I trigger the backups of several ESXi servers from one central server?

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#4 2019-09-02 15:29:29

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Re: Centralized backup

In XSI Pro i can start a backup of VMs hosted in server B by running xsibackup from server A specifying --host parameter. Is (or will be) an equivalent option on XSI DC?
I have 4 ESXi servers in a factory... They are small servers. Every ESXi only have an unique VM. I have them virtualized because is easy to replace hardware, move to other servers, etc... with XSI Pro y installed a 5ft EXSi server witho no VMs... This is my backup server. And i program all the jobs for backup the other 4 servers in this server using the --host option (intead of programming one job per server). This guarantee no overlaping jobs.
It will be usefull to be able to do this on DC.

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#5 2019-09-12 18:23:41

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Re: Centralized backup

No, there won't be a --host option in Datacenter version.
That option doesn't really exist. When you use it, XSIBackup copies itself to the remote side and then lauches a job remotely. You can achieve that really easily by just launching jobs over SSH.

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#6 2019-09-13 17:42:57

cuchillo
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Re: Centralized backup

Good point... :-)

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