[CentOS-virt] Remove Centos from AWS marketplace

Sun Mar 9 15:28:07 UTC 2014
Digimer <lists at alteeve.ca>

Would you mind elaborating on this? If a snapshot is a point-in-time 
image of a VM (or even normal FS), why would DB backups be at risk 
(assuming things like fsync are used)?

I'm asking in general terms... no idea if this is something AWS specific.


On 09/03/14 11:14 AM, Nico Kadel-Garcia wrote:
> Disk image snapshots are grossly inefficient as configuration backups.
> On any systems with significant file system churn, such as a proxy
> server or logging server, each snapshot may represent a significant
> and unexpected disk usage on the back end storage array. It's also not
> safe or reliable for any database backups, inclding MySQL, PostgreSQL,
> or even source control tools like CVS and Subversion.
> If you need to preserve system files for just such problems, learn to
> do efficient backups. I recommend the old "rsnapshot" tool, available
> at EPEL.
> On Sat, Mar 8, 2014 at 6:35 PM, JacobV <nycfresh at yahoo.com> wrote:
>> https://forums.aws.amazon.com/thread.jspa?messageID=481859&#481859
>> https://forums.aws.amazon.com/thread.jspa?messageID=453572&#453572
>> This is a timebomb waiting to strike so many people who like do daily
>> snapshot backups and keep them for few weeks and not realizing their
>> snapshots are useless if they had accidentally mess up some boot related
>> file earlier on.
>> Another scenario you mess up the sudoers file or the root authorized keys -
>> you'd have to loose a whole days data and go to previous nights restore just
>> for single file error like that ?
>> If AWS marketplace is unable to remove this hardcoded rule then it's only
>> prudent to remove Centos from AWS marketplace and release it in the
>> community section instead ?
>> Thoughts ?
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