Talk: Backups on Excalibur

Name: Russell Stuart

Brief Description Of Your Talk: Explains how backups are performed on Excalibur HUMBUG's VM server

Running Time: About 30min possibly more

Abstract

Excalibur is the name of the "machine" that runs the Humbug Web site and mailing lists. The word machine is in quotes because Excalibur is actually a Virtual Machine running somewhere in the USA. I have written a suite of program's that backup Excalibur to Amazon S3. The aim of the suite goes beyond backups - it is a step towards making Excalibur virtual machine an open source project which all Humbug members can contribute to. This talk will present an overview of the Excalibur, a detailed description of the backup system, and future plans for making it an open source project.

Slides

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