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Re: [Bacula-devel] [Bacula-users] [Fwd: Re: bacula : about the bacula.spec form rpms]


Kern Sibbald wrote:

>> If you do it by reinstalling the OS from normal distro media, then you can
>> also reinstall Bacula from rpms on a CD.
> 
> As mentioned above, the binaries are not necessarily the most critical part 
> unless perhaps you have applied a number of critical patches.  The most 
> important parts are your Director's conf file, your catalog, and shortly any 
> special plugins, but as time goes by, there are more and more little pieces 
> that are important.  By saving everything in one wack, you are sure you did 
> not miss anything.

Perhaps a reasonable compromise might be to ensure that, as part of the 
packaging process, a "bootstrap" job is created?  For example, this might be 
as simple as a separate config file (call it "bootstrap.inc", for example), 
containing just a fileset definition.  The default director config could then 
ship with a pre-canned job that includes that file for the fileset definition. 
  As other files are added to the list of what's required to bootstrap, the 
package maintainer just has to add the appropriate directories and files to 
the bootstrap.inc file.

That way, the admin can simply use the bootstrap job, and know that the 
installation package will ensure it's always backing up the correct set up 
files without keeping them in one FHS-unfriendly directory.

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