moving a file sequentially to different machines nightly
Iím trying to think of a way to rsync one file each day to a different machine and before I started I was kind of wondering what some of you might do or suggest.
I have a Linux cluster with 43 nodes in it. Well about 2 weeks ago the hard drive on the head node broke beyond any rescue attempt. I did have a few week old backup, so I was okay but I was thinking there must be a better way to have a current backup with the resources that I already have.
What Iíd like to do is have a nightly snapshot of my /home and *.conf files compressed into one file and then moved to a different node each night starting with node1, ending with node 43 and then starting over again continually. That would give me a 43 day window, which would be perfect.
I have a script that already runs weekly but Iím not sure how to tell the job to use the next node the next day and on and on. (i.e., node1, node2, node3, etc) How would some of you suggest I do this?
As always, thanks!