[Gluster-users] geo replication as backup

Gandalf Corvotempesta gandalf.corvotempesta at gmail.com
Mon Nov 21 16:32:43 UTC 2016

2016-11-21 15:48 GMT+01:00 Aravinda <avishwan at redhat.com>:
> When you set checkpoint, you can watch the status of checkpoint completion
> using geo-rep status. Once checkpoint complete, it is guaranteed that
> everything created before Checkpoint Time is synced to slave.(Note: It only
> ensures that all the creates/updates done before checkpoint time but Geo-rep
> may sync the files which are created/modified after Checkpoint time)
> Read more about Checkpoint here
> http://gluster.readthedocs.io/en/latest/Administrator%20Guide/Geo%20Replication/#checkpoint

Thank you.
So, can I assume this is the official (and only) way to properly
backup a Gluster storage ?
I'm saying "only" way because it would be impossible to backup a multi
terabyte storage with any other software.

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