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Choose Environment

The first step is to choose the environment. There can be many each with their own backup servers, or sharing the same backup servers.

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Backup Tasks

When 'Show Backup Tasks' has been clicked on the Backup Tasks will be shown. There can be zero or more tasks. The 'RSYNCBACKUP_WORKER_1' worker definition is configured by the Obdi Administrator in the Admin interface. Each environment will have a 'RSYNCBACKUP_WORKER_1' definition that can be the same, or different, which points to a backup server.

The Action items, from left to right, are:

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Settings

All available settings are shown. Each underlined item in the screenshot provides documentation of the setting when the user hovers over that item.

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Files and Snapshots

The screenshot shows the output from 'zfs list'. This shows the space used and available in the main read/write filesystem, and the space used for each read-only snapshot. Each snapshot can be browsed just as the filesystem can be.

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Directory Browser

Clicking the filesystem or snapshot takes the user to the Directory Browser. This shows the files that were backed up, and when a directory 'looks like' a root filesystem the green 'Create Amazon EC2 Instance' button will be displayed (so long as the obdi-aws-p2ec2 plugin has been installed!).

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Includes and Excludes

Rsync works on includes and excludes and those are shown here. The image shows a filtered list where the user searched for '107'. It also shows a single selected item, linuxserver107. The 'Backup Selected Now' button was pressed and the Backup request was sent to back up only that server, which was started as job number 5334. Clicking on the link will take the user to the Log output. The log output can also be viewed by clicking on the 'System Jobs' menu item.

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Output Log

The output from rsync is shown and it can be seen that rsync was run, processes paused, then more rsyncing done, then processes unpaused.

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Amazon AWS EC2 Instance Creation BACK TO TOP

After pressing the green 'Create Amazon EC2 Instance' button the user will be taken to the instance creation pages of obdi-aws-p2ec2 described next.

Choose AWS Region

Choose the AWS region - this is where the Volume, AMI or Instance will end up.

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List Instances

A filtered list of instances will be shown when the 'List Instances' button is pressed. The filter is set by the Obdi Administrator and might be the user or group's key name. The list of instances is shown just for the user to verify that this is where they want the Volume, AMI or Instance to be put. A yellow background in the list means the instance is stopped and a red background means that the instance was terminated.

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Create Instance Page

The user can modify some machine parameters and once the user is happy that the end location is correct then instance creation can start.

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Create Instance - Lift and Shift

The instance is created. In this case the AMI is saved and the Instance created, but the Volume is deleted to save space and to avoid extra costs.

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Best case: A small machine, under 5GB in size, can be created in under 10 minutes. Worst case: A larger machine, over 100GB in size - and in a different region to the Obdi worker (requiring an extra copy) can take more than 2 hours to create.