[Dirvish] Multiple banks with different expire-default and expire-rule

Dave Howorth dhoworth at mrc-lmb.cam.ac.uk
Wed Jul 3 09:38:27 UTC 2013

Andreas Nitsche wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm searching for a best practice method to use multiple banks with 
> dirvish. The problems I'd like to solve are:
> - Start banks at different time
>    - First start slow hosts with only DSL uplink
>    - Second start fast hosts whith fast uplink
> - Different expiration for some vaults
>    - I'd like to expire backups of my database server earlier than of 
> the other servers, because the databasedump is every night a new file 
> which needs to be transferred again to the backup. Therefore this backup 
> grows very fast.
> What is the best way to configure multiple banks with different settings?

I don't know whether it is best practice, but what I do is ...

Multiple config files in /etc/dirvish, one for each set of banks that I
want to manage differently. Then multiple cronjobs, each of which starts
dirvish at the appropriate times and intervals using one of the config

Cheers, Dave

> regards
> Andi
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