backing up nova computes without cinder?

asked 2017-04-06 09:03:06 -0600

minimike gravatar image

updated 2017-04-07 08:59:16 -0600

Hi there

I have build an small and tiny setup with OpenStack. It's an replacment of three VSphere Servers by me at homeoffice. And because the setup is so small, I realize it without cinder as storage backend. I think that cinder is currently just to big for me. But without cinder as storage backend, do I have something in the openstack-ecosystem to backup automaticly all my instances? I would like to ask before I hack something and they exists an allready well known and working solution. I could imagine to save backups as files or in something like swift. Thank you for sharing your experiences and your recommendations

all the best Darko

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Note that Cinder only backs up volumes, not ephemeral storage. AFAIK openstack server backup create does the opposite - it backs up ephemeral storage, but not volumes, to Glance. Then there is a project named Freezer, which is dedicated to backing up physical and virtual servers.

Bernd Bausch gravatar imageBernd Bausch ( 2017-04-06 09:41:54 -0600 )edit