I am not a Linux admin, although I wish I was, and I have seen these questions
- Amazon EC2 Backup Strategy
- Amazon EC2 + EBS:: Regular backup plan?
- Simple Backup Strategy for Amazon EC2 instances / volumes?
And this suggestion http://alestic.com/2009/09/ec2-consistent-snapshot
I tried using command line + crontab (the command line works, but crontab for some reason, doesn't)
But I'm still pretty lost, all I want is an automated, rolling backup of my amazon EC2 (EBS) data
(by rolling I mean keep 3-4 weeks back, but delete old snapshots as new ones come for cost control)
And as things usually go, if there is something that is hard and painful, someone creates a solution for it.
My question is simple, is there a way using a tool like Puppet to do it without a painful learning curve?
(or via other tools like http://ylastic.com)
If yes, how?