[Users] backups

Martijn Grendelman martijn.grendelman at isaac.nl
Mon Dec 2 16:54:44 UTC 2013

Blaster schreef op 30-11-2013 21:40:
> 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.

If your backups are 1) recent and 2) consistent (to a level that suits
you), what does it matter how you make them?


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