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From Dave Jones <da...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Backups & Crashplan was Re: What a mess!
Date Tue, 30 May 2017 18:58:57 GMT

On 05/30/2017 12:07 PM, Kevin A. McGrail wrote:
> On 5/28/2017 5:29 PM, Dave Jones wrote:
>> I hope this server is being backed up after all of this time spent on 
>> getting everything working again. 
> 
> Your question asking about backups was important because no, I don't 
> know what backups exist of the machines.  Based on previous experience, 
> there are none.  So I have run Crashplan for just this reason.
> 
> Additionally, I got a notice CP wasn't running since the 26th so I just 
> started the service again. i.e. service crashplan start
> 
> I've added the credentials for the crashplan service to sysadmins/accounts.
> 
> *IMPORTANT: we are backing up /root, /home and /usr/local.  Is there 
> anything else we should be backing up > *

We should add /etc and /var/www and exclude 
/usr/local/spamassassin/backups since it's so large.

> 
> **
> Finally, could you look this over and add it to InfraNotes2017?
> 
> 

Certainly.

> Crashplan
> 
> Crashplan is sometimes used to backup SpamAssassin project machines as 
> an additional safety valve.
> 
> Credentials: 
> https://svn.apache.org/repos/asf/spamassassin/sysadmins/accounts/crash.pccc.com.enc.README

> 

We still need to create a recovery gpg key and re-sign everything with 
that key before we get too far down that road.

> 
> To configure the client, choose what gets backed up, etc., you have to 
> interface with the client.  When working with remote machines, you can 
> install the client locally and use SSH to port forward to remotely 
> administer things.  They call this managing a headless box.
> 
> See 
> https://support.code42.com/CrashPlan/4/Configuring/Use_CrashPlan_on_a_headless_computer_version_4.2_and_earlier

> for more details.
> 
> 
> Regards,
> 
> KAM
> 
> 


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