how to integrate puppet with back up tools?

asked 2017-02-16 02:17:35 -0600

Hyder gravatar image

I'm working for a company which takes back up. we have our own back up tool. first thing is we are looking to integrate our back up tool with puppet. second thing is we also have a software which takes backup images from that back up tool and creates a virtual machine on ESX server, we wanted to integrate this one also. Please can you help me out?.

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Hi Hyder, What exactly (on this Backup Tool) are you willing to automate? Is that the Backup Software Installation? Is that the full Backup Schedule? My point is that you need to have a scope.

stivesso gravatar imagestivesso ( 2017-02-17 01:40:26 -0600 )edit

Back up software installation and as well as full Back up schedule.

Hyder gravatar imageHyder ( 2017-02-17 04:46:48 -0600 )edit

How is the backup software currently run? Are there some 'orchestration' type tasks that need done (stop service, run tool, restart service) or is it something that is just scheduled on a cron? Does someone manually ssh out to the servers to kick it off?

DarylW gravatar imageDarylW ( 2017-02-17 07:03:49 -0600 )edit

we actually set some policies like for every 8 hours take the back up and for every 24 hours perform dedup operation(remove duplicates). The whole process is kicked off automatically once these polices are set.

Hyder gravatar imageHyder ( 2017-02-17 08:49:03 -0600 )edit

In that case, all you need to do is have puppet configure your backup tool and ensure any services/daemons are running

DarylW gravatar imageDarylW ( 2017-02-17 20:43:02 -0600 )edit