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Old 11-15-2015, 09:23 AM   #1
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Centralized disaster recovery server

Hello --

I am coming up with a plan to have a group of our application servers have an image of each saved to a centralized disaster recovery server. The idea is to have an image available in the event of a hardware failure, or a deployment of similarly configured system, that can be accessed and loaded onto the target system via a network boot and connection.

I have installed the Clonezilla DRBL server on a system, and my plan is to utilize the CloneZilla live CD to create a base image for the respective servers. I had several questions concerning this.

1. Is Clonezilla the best software to use in this scenario, or is there a better choice?

2. If I want to install agent software on the target systems that would do periodic updates to the recovery server, what would be the recommended choice?

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Clonezilla is generally fine as long as you're EXTREMELY CAREFUL. Make a backup first, and do it when everybody else is away, if possible. (I know larger companies have multiple shifts).

Quite honestly, though, I don't see why this is needed if you do weekly tape backups. If you have a disaster that wipes out the tapes, you've got a bigger problem on your hands.
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Centralized disaster recovery?!

A helluva lot of New York "disaster recovery" data centers were located in WTC 1 & 2 . . .


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