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Backup software

On Fri, Dec 17, 2010 at 10:05 AM, Chris O'Connell <omegahalo-Re5JQEeQqe8AvxtiuMwx3w at>wrote:

> Agreed, bare metal restore is a must.
I'm curious since bare metal restores have been mentioned what is everyone's
thoughts on using a pxe boot image to pre-seed or kickstart the server.
Then use puppet or chef to bring the server to a known configuration.  This
makes dealing with production vs testing environments much easier too as
it's simple to insure that they are identical and repeatable.

This approach also avoids any issues where a server was just discovered to
have been hacked but when it was hacked is unclear.  Rather than spending
time trying to find your last clean image you can just fire up a clean
install quickly and consistently.

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