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From Jordan Zimmerman <jzimmer...@netflix.com>
Subject Re: Backups
Date Tue, 17 Jan 2012 01:42:16 GMT
We'll be backing up to S3. Wouldn't it be redundant to backup all the
instances?

-JZ

P.S. I'm working on a ZooKeeper instance manager that will have
backup/restore and a bunch of other stuff. We'll be open sourcing it. If
anyone is interested in previewing it let me know.


On 1/16/12 5:39 PM, "Patrick Hunt" <phunt@apache.org> wrote:

>Why would you limit to the leader? Wouldn't backing up any server (as
>long as it's active) be sufficient? If you search the list it's been
>discussed before, using Observers seemed like a reasonable option as
>well.
>
>Patrick
>
>On Fri, Jan 13, 2012 at 2:29 PM, Jordan Zimmerman
><jzimmerman@netflix.com> wrote:
>> That's easy as the backup app is running on the same machine as the ZK
>> instance. I can use 'stat' to see if "my" instance is the leader.
>>
>> On 1/13/12 2:28 PM, "Camille Fournier" <camille@apache.org> wrote:
>>
>>>You want to have to figure out who the leader is every time you want to
>>>take a backup? That would be the downside to this strategy I would
>>>think.
>>>
>>>C
>>>
>> >From my phone
>>>On Jan 13, 2012 5:24 PM, "Jordan Zimmerman" <jzimmerman@netflix.com>
>>>wrote:
>>>
>>>> As a backup strategy, it seems I would only want to backup snapshots
>>>>from
>>>> the leader. Does that make sense?
>>>>
>>>> -JZ
>>>>
>>>>
>>
>


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