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DB continuous backups v4

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Published by RightScale on Aug 13, 2009Revision: 4


Updates the crontab for DB Backups.


This script will perform continuous binary backups of Master or Slave Database Servers. Master DB instances will be detected based on the MASTERDB_DNSNAME matching the instance primary IP.

For Master DB, the backup will be done nightly and uncompressed with a filename ending with +%Y%m%d%H%M%S

For the Slave DB, the backup will be done every 10 minutes and compressed with a filename ending with the minute of the hour (always overwriting from previous hours). This Rightscript requires the installation of rightscale dbtools installed and the identity key.

First Launch

All tools are installed and the crontab is updated to perform the backups as described.


No actions are taken. The current crontab is not altered. If backups are turned on or off with a local edit or the operational script, they are left untouched on Reboot.


This script requires the installation of RightScale DB tools with a version of 0.18.0 or newer.


Revision 4 | Aug 13, 2009

Sprint 12 release - 08/10/09


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