[Freeipa-users] IPA Backup in AWS - best practices?

Dmitri Pal dpal at redhat.com
Fri Oct 31 22:27:02 UTC 2014

On 10/31/2014 05:42 PM, Michael Lasevich wrote:
> What is the current best practice for backing up IPA servers? Especially
> in AWS?
> Given AWS strengths and weaknesses, I would love to be able to move all
> of IPA data/state onto a separate drive and just snapshot it on regular
> basis - but it seems that IPA data is all over the place, so it is hard
> to separate it from the rest of the OS. Snapshotting entire root drive
> is another option, but restoring from that is a bit of a pain, so it may
> not be optimal. There is always also the plain old "tar it all up"
This is pretty much what we recommended for some time until we built:
> approach.
> What do people use? What works, what does not?
> Thanks,
> -M

Thank you,
Dmitri Pal

Sr. Engineering Manager IdM portfolio
Red Hat, Inc.

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