[CentOS] [OT] Building a new backup server

Tue Nov 5 18:19:07 UTC 2013
Les Mikesell <lesmikesell at gmail.com>

On Tue, Nov 5, 2013 at 12:10 PM,  <m.roth at 5-cent.us> wrote:
> Well, no - my manager, who's been here a bunch of years, wrote it years
> ago. And I'm not quite sure what you're saying - we have a centralized
> logging host, and the backup cron job on each machine emails its results
> to our admin mailing list.

Not sure how it works there, but routine logs of things that generally
work tend to get ignored.  Backuppc presents a web page with the
current status of all the hosts if you want the routine stuff.   But
more importantly it lets you designate a list of 'owners' for each
target host to (a) allow access through the web interface and (b) get
an email when backups have failed for a specified number of days.
Emails that only come when there is a problem are generally noticed,
unlike the ones that come every day and usually don't require any

   Les Mikesell
     lesmikesell at gmail.com