Scheduled tasks with multiple tags

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19 Nov, 2013 12:50 PM


I really like the scheduled task for taking snapshots but I feel that it lacks some options and I'm wondering if it would be possible to add more to it.

I don't know howto describe it the best way but I will give it a shot:

The only way to take a snapshot today is with the Name-tag, no other tags matter. Since you can have multiple volumes/instances with the same name-tag but separate them with other tags Ylastic ignores these ( since it doesn't check them :) ).....which in turn backs up everything matching the name even if you want it or not.

In my case I have several instances which starts with the name JC- followed up by the servertype (ex JC-SQL) and my current schedule backs up everything with the name-tag containing JC-. But I also got 4 other servers with the name JC- which I don't want to backup.
Since I can't exclude any servers in the task, the only way today is to set the exact tag name on each instance/volume but this will end up with many tasks and since you only have 50 it will be a waste of use.

My request is (if possible) to add a multiple tag option. So instead of just checking for the name-tag you will have options to set several tags to check for.

Example: I have 3 servers, JC-APPSRV01, JC-APPSRV02 and JC-APPSRV03. All of these servers are included in the tag called Stack. Two of the servers is defined as EXTERNAL and one as INTERNAL. I don't want to backup the server which is defined as INTERNAL in the Stack-tag.

With my requested feature I would be able to setup a task which checks for name JC-APPSRV (or whatever) but also another tag where EXTERNAL is presented.
This way I can still backup my two servers and ignore the third one without manually setting up each server as scheduled task.

(This was just a minor example, imagine having 50+ servers with the same setup, it would be alot of work without multiple tags)

I don't know if this is practicable but something similar would be awesome and save lots of work.

Is this possible you think?

  1. Ylastic closed this discussion on 08 Aug, 2014 06:08 PM.

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