This page describes the backup strategy used to back up hcoop.net to rsync.net. This page is currently a work in progress, and is being used to document the current state of things as they were set up some years ago.
1. What happens
- rsync.net ssh's automatically (every three days) to deleuze (user unknown, probably user=rsync and authenticates using pub key in ~rsync/ssh/authorized_keys )
the shell run by rsync.net is /afs/hcoop.net/common/etc/scripts/rsync-shell. This shell wrapper allows two commands: backup and rsync with a verified command line. The shell wrapper logs to /var/log/rsync-shell.log
The first ssh time runs backup which executes sudo /afs/hcoop.net/common/etc/scripts/hcoop-backup-wrapper
The backup wrapper logs to /var/log/backup-to-rsync-wrapper-log
- Temporary: exits to abort the backup
k5start to user hcoop
runs /afs/hcoop.net/common/etc/scripts/hcoop-backup, logging to /var/log/backup-to-rsync-log
delete and recreate /vicepa/hcoop-backups/files and a subdirectory for today.
- queries dpkg to find a) all files on filesystem (allfiles) b) all files shipped with packages (debfiles) c) all registered config files in packages (conffiles)
- take all files in allfiles that aren't in debfiles
exclude various paths which are NOT needed to be backed up (e.g. /var/cache)
- Add in all conffiles
- Take backupfiles and exclude various paths which we know should be backed up. What is left is "annoying files" - things to mail the admins about to add to the "expected to be backed up" list or to an exclude list. This keeps a human in the loop in case extra files appear
Back up everything in this list of files using tar, pipe through ccrypt to encrypt and $MOVE_OVER -
SPAMD: Wait for a spamd lock to become free, tar and ccrypt /var/local/lib/spamd
VOLUMES: vos listvol deleuze, exclude .backup and .readonly, volumes containing not-backed-up, compress and add to the backup directory
DATABASES: back up databases from /var/backups/databases/ (TODO: how do databases get here? Need to locate that script).
Change permissions of staging dir and change owner to uid=rsync
- Send mail to admins about unexpected files
the second time ssh runs (immediately after the first) it runs rsync, with a verified command line, backing up everything placed in /vicepa/hcoop-backups/files/YYYY-MM-DD/ to rsync.net, using rsync.
- rsync.net maintains the last two dates of backup (so about a week's worth)
- non-deleuze systems don't seem to be backed up.
To figure out:
- how we manage files on the rsync.net end