Opened 3 years ago

Last modified 3 years ago

#1579 new defect

Establish backup solution for legal software

Reported by: matze Assignee: fred
Priority: P2 Milestone:
Module: Office-IT Keywords:
Cc: Blocked By:
Blocking: Platform: Unknown
Ready: yes Confidential: no
Tester: Verified working: no
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The LECARE software running on win2k12.eyeo.intern seems to have no explicit backup solution yet and the contact at their side has not responded to a request for further on information on this topic, yet.


Contact Benjamin Zimmermann at LECARE GmbH (, determine the next steps, comment (or edit the ticket description) accordingly and proceed.

Change History (7)

comment:1 Changed 3 years ago by matze

Sent reminder-mail a few minutes ago; let's see whether we receive a response in the next few days..

comment:2 Changed 3 years ago by matze

Wow that was quick this time; an appointment for tomorrow, 2014-11-18, at 2:00 p.m. has been made.

comment:3 Changed 3 years ago by matze

Status update: The preparations by our contractor have been made, internal backups (both the VM and the compiled backup archive) are set up but considered "in testing".

comment:4 Changed 3 years ago by matze

  • Owner changed from matze to fred

comment:5 Changed 3 years ago by fred

I thought maybe we could just setup a temporary backup solution by using daily VM snapshots using XEN / libvirt tools.

But it seems, snapshots are not supported by XEN / libvirt:
virsh # snapshot-list 6
Fehler: this function is not supported by the connection driver: virDomainSnapshotNum

So we probably have to setup a backup solution inside the Windows VM.

comment:6 Changed 3 years ago by matze

Can we create a daily clone as disaster-recovery for now?

comment:7 Changed 3 years ago by fred

Looking at the "Clone" option in virt-manager, I found that cloning is only possible when a VM is either "paused" or "shutoff".

So we need to script something or could try one of these ready-made scripts made for this purpose:;a=blob_plain;f=virt-backup;hb=HEAD

@matze: What do you think/suggest?

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