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Re^4: Application deploymentt

by chrestomanci (Priest)
on Feb 08, 2012 at 12:19 UTC ( #952475=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^3: Application deploymentt
in thread Application deploymentt

First of all, not having backups should, IMO, be a firing offense. No second chances.

That depends on the curcumstances. If the box that failed was one of a cluster of many identical ones behind a load balancer, and the suplicant thought that he could rebuild a replacement fairly quickly then it is reasoable not to backup individual boxes, just the configuration necessary to rebuild one.

I am also responsible for a number of production boxes that are not backed up, but they are part of a redundant cluster, and the configuration to build another is in a Puppet server, so if one fails, I can recreate another one in an hour or so.

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