[Users] backups

Juan Pablo Lorier jplorier at gmail.com
Mon Dec 2 13:22:44 UTC 2013

Thanks, just to check I was not missing something I can use myself to
ease my days :-)

On 30/11/13 18:40, Blaster wrote:
> On 11/27/2013 11:27 AM, Juan Pablo Lorier wrote:
>> Hi,
>> Just curious, is it really the porpoise of the snapshot to backup both
>> the vm and the application data? I think snapshot is appropriate to
>> backup the vm and the you should have your regular backup for the app,
>> as a database backup that can be done online. In this scenario you take
>> a backup of the vm when something changes (updates, new software,
>> configs, etc) and not all the time and do regular backups of the db as
>> it's the information that changes all the time.
>> I said this because I'm curious about the benefits of doing backups the
>> way it's been posted.
>> Regards,
> Contrary to my other post, which was more educational than practical,
> yes, you generally would not back up app data via a hypervisor
> snapshot.  Generally you would only backup the OS disk and perhaps the
> application binaries.  This would be for quick restore of the OS and
> app, so you don't have to spend hours reconfiguring your OS. 
> (especially Windows based OSes....)
> I also do an IN OS backup as well, for individual file restores in the
> instances you accidentally destroy something in /etc for example.

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