idiot proof server
darryl-90a536wCiRb3fQ9qLvQP4Q at public.gmane.org
Tue Sep 22 14:27:03 UTC 2009
It was never mentioned what kind of server this is. That could make a
difference as to what the best solution would be.
Madison Kelly wrote:
> teddy mills wrote:
>> Can you think of an idiot proof single server setup?
>> A single server setup where they can fdisk/rm/dd whatever and still be
>> able to recover it from backup.They want a setup, where they can fix
>> whatever they messed up.
>> if all drives are active at any time it is not secure from the idiot.
>> the only thing that I can see would be a single server and PXE?
> Science can build a better machine, but human nature will always trump
> it with a better idiot.
> If you can get away with a PXE boot, that would probably be best, but
> nothing will protect the user's data created on the PXE session...
> Perhaps an hourly/half-hourly/quarter-hourly rsync to a backup machine
> without the '--delete' flag? That will protect against deletes, but not
> corruption of the file(s). Alternatively, have four rsync's run to four
> backup sources every other 15 minutes with a nightly to a fifth
> location? Would give you 24 hours to realize you snarfed a file.
> In short though, I don't think you can... Not truly and not even close
> without significant investment. How close you can get depends on the
> amount of time you expect to pass before screw ups are realized and how
> far back in time you want to be able to recover from.
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