Task: Backup all EBS instances

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21 Oct, 2013 04:17 PM

I have a task setup to backup all EBS instances every 24 hours, I noticed lately that only some of my instances in the criteria are actually backed up, seracing online i found discussions indicating that it might be because AWS only handles a certain amount of create image requests at the time, i have 11 instances that should be backed up, so maybe that is too many.
I am missing some kind of log that tell me the status of my task on ylastic to see if the instances were truly backed up, how can i get that ?
Also I am thinking that i might have to split up my instance backup into multiple tasks and run them at diffferent times, but i dont see how i can specify a time to run a task in ylastic, how can i do that ?

carsten Glem

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Ylastic on 23 Oct, 2013 02:04 PM

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    Sorry AWS limits the number of backups you can do at a single time. The simplest way would be to split the task up.

    You can specify a time using the cron option. Is that what you are asking?


  2. 2 Posted by carsten on 23 Oct, 2013 02:10 PM

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    Yes that is also my understanding, so it would be nice if the backup all instances function in ylastic was able to do one at a time and wait for it to finish before starting the next one, otherwise the Backup All Instances will never work.

    Splitting it up into multiple tasks and specifying a time is exactly what I’m looking for, I’m not familiar with the cron option, can you give me some instructions on that ?

    Thanks in advance

    Carsten Glem
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  3. 3 Posted by wvondrak on 13 Nov, 2013 08:20 PM

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    Take a look at the Wikipeadia entrey at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cron

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