Puppet allows me to provision and configure multiple servers but whats the best way to secure and backup the user data produced on those servers thats puppet friendly? [closed]

asked 2013-07-09 06:56:54 -0500

mobcdi gravatar image

Forgive this novice question but given puppet makes it easy to spin up nodes with a consistent configuration across on-site and cloud locations.

What have puppet users found is the best way to make sure the user data residing on those nodes is consistent and can be backed up in a most puppet friendly way as nodes are added and removed.

I'm particularly interested in db and user generated data stored on web servers where the data volumes in question would not be increasing rapidly?

Is there solutions that work on a similar principle to puppet where the identified ... (more)

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Closed for the following reason question is off-topic or not relevant by llowder
close date 2013-07-25 23:02:18.331995


Are you talking about local linux users, or customer data that is collected from a web application running on a cluster of web servers? In either case, Puppet isn't ...(more)

Ancillas gravatar imageAncillas ( 2013-07-09 11:28:29 -0500 )edit

I guess you would call it the "work product" from web applications running on a cluster of puppet configured nodes. I realise puppet itself isn't the solution but I ...(more)

mobcdi gravatar imagemobcdi ( 2013-07-10 03:44:05 -0500 )edit

I think your question is out of scope for ask.puppetlabs.com. You can use any syncing solution independent of Puppet. Puppet could setup cron jobs for you as part ...(more)

Ancillas gravatar imageAncillas ( 2013-07-10 10:49:06 -0500 )edit