[Dirvish] More than on tree per backup?
dirvish at rain4us.net
Fri Feb 9 08:11:22 PST 2007
Kelsey Cummings wrote:
> I just wanted to check to see if anyone using dirvish had already hacked
> it to allow specification of multiple trees in a single config yet.
> The method outlined in the url below is not so much and would be a real
> issue to maintain over the number of systems that we plan on backing up
> with dirvish.
You know... I can't for the LIFE of me figure out or make myself
understand WHY someone would want to do that. I didn't understanding
back in 2006..and I don't understand now. I guess I've never been in a
situation that would require me to think of using dirvish in that respect.
What I *CAN* understand is grouping related vaults. Rather than fight
the includes and excludes, why not just give each of the "trees" its own
vault, then group the vaults together in a bank. There is no hard and
fast rule that says you can't have multiple banks on the same physical
Let's say that you start with this configuration:
*Device /dev/usbdrive1 is mounted onto mountpoint /banks/backupdrive1
and has vaults in there named 'server-root', 'server-usr',
'server-home', and 'server-var'.
*Your /etc/dirvish/master.conf lists your BANK as /banks/backupdrive1
What you "COULD" do is to re-arrange your directory structure on
/banks/backupdrive1 and add an extra layer.
*Make a directory called /banks/backupdrive1/mainserver and move all of
your existing vaults into './mainserver'
*edit your master.conf file and modify the path for the bank
*Make a NEW directory called /banks/backupdrive1/etcgroupings and
create vaults in './groupings' named...
server-etc1, server-etc3, ..et al...
*edit your master.conf file to ADD the new bank location.
But then...maybe I'm totally lost...which I think I am. Good luck though.
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