wiki:backup-design

Backup Design

May First/People Link operates both onsite and offsite backup servers. In each colocation center, all servers copy their data to the onsite backup and the offsite backup on a nightly basis. The backup is run via backupninja and configured via puppet.

Onsite backup servers

Telehouse

In telehouse, we have the physical server barron, which runs the virtual guest iz. Iz provides the primary onsite backpu in Telehouse. We also have a legacy onsite backup servers robideau and blanco.

XO

In XO, all servers backup to luisa.mayfirst.org.

Offsite backup servers

Our offsite backup servers are designed to be placed behind nat'ed firewalls. They have a runit service that connects them to a server with a static IP address and creates an ssh proxy.

banks and minnie

banks and minnie are the only offsite backup servers currently running.

The following connection details can be used for banks:

  • banks.mayfirst.org:2200 (connect via proxy on iz.mayfirst.org)

In order to access banks, please add the following stanza do your ~/.ssh/config file:

Host banks.mayfirst.org
Port 2200

The following connection details can be used for minnie:

  • minnie.mayfirst.org:2201 (connect via proxy on iz.mayfirst.org)

In order to access minnie, please add the following stanza do your ~/.ssh/config file:

Host minnie.mayfirst.org
Port 2201
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