[Gluster-users] geo replication as backup

Gandalf Corvotempesta gandalf.corvotempesta at gmail.com
Sat Nov 19 09:36:16 UTC 2016

Would be possible to setup a geo-replicated cluster to be used as backup?
Obviously deleted files on master would be also deleted on the
replicated, so this won't be feasable to be used as backup, BUT if I
schedule a snapshot every night (on the replicated node), I can use
the snapshot as backup.

I case of restore, I have to mount the snapshot e restore from there.

Something like this, on the geo-replicated node:

# gluster snapshot create backup_$(date +%Y%m%d_%H%M) gv0

in a cronjob

Any drawbacks ?
Backing up a multi-terabyte or multi-petabyte would be impossible with
standard rsnyc or any other backup tools.

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