Study: Enterprises Eye Automated Tiering, Private Cloud as Internal Storage Capacity Grows

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October 7, 2013 — Enterprise storage capacity is more than doubling every two years and business are looking to automated tiering and private cloud storage to keep up, according to the latest Storage Study from 451 Research’s TheInfoPro service.

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Automated Amazon EBS snapshot backup script with 7 day retention

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Hello there!

We have recently been implementing several different backup strategies for properties that reside on the Amazon cloud platform.

These strategies include scripts that incorporate s3sync and s3fs for offsite or redundant “limitless” backup storage capabilities. One of the more recent strategies we have implemented for several clients is an automated Amazon EBS volume snapshot script that only keeps 7 day retention on all snapshot backups.

The script itself is fairly straightforward, but took several dry-runs in order to fine tune it so that it would reliably create the snapshots, but more importantly would clear out old snapshots older than 7 days.

You can see the for loop for deleting older snapshots. This is done by parsing snapshot dates, converting the dates to a pure numeric value and comparing said numeric value to a “7 days ago” date variable.

Take a look at the script below, hopefully it will be useful to you! There could be more error checking, but that should be fairly easy to do.

#!/bin/bash
# EBS Snapshot volume script
# Written by Star Dot Hosting
# www.stardothosting.com

# Constants
ec2_bin="/opt/aws/bin"
my_cert="/opt/aws/cert.txt"
my_key="/opt/aws/key.txt"
instance_id=`wget -q -O- http://169.254.169.254/latest/meta-data/instance-id`

# Dates
datecheck_7d=`date +%Y-%m-%d --date '7 days ago'`
datecheck_s_7d=`date --date="$  datecheck_7d" +%s`

# Get all volume info and copy to temp file
$  ec2_bin/ec2-describe-volumes -C $  my_cert -K $  my_key  --filter "attachment.instance-id=$  instance_id" > /tmp/volume_info.txt 2>&1

# Get all snapshot info
$  ec2_bin/ec2-describe-snapshots -C $  my_cert -K $  my_key | grep "$  instance_id" > /tmp/snap_info.txt 2>&1

# Loop to remove any snapshots older than 7 days
for obj0 in $  (cat /tmp/snap_info.txt)
do

        snapshot_name=`cat /tmp/snap_info.txt | grep "$  obj0" | awk '{print $  2}'`
        datecheck_old=`cat /tmp/snap_info.txt | grep "$  snapshot_name" | awk '{print $  5}' | awk -F "T" '{printf "%s\n", $  1}'`
        datecheck_s_old=`date --date=$  datecheck_old" +%s`

#       echo "snapshot name: $  snapshot_name"
#       echo "datecheck 7d : $  datecheck_7d"
#       echo "datecheck 7d s : $  datecheck_s_7d"
#       echo "datecheck old s: $  datecheck_s_old"

        if (( $  datecheck_s_old <= $  datecheck_s_7d ));
        then
                echo "deleting snapshot $  snapshot_name ..."
                $  ec2_bin/ec2-delete-snapshot -C $  my_cert -K $  my_key $  snapshot_name
        else
                echo "not deleting snapshot $  snapshot_name ..."

        fi

done

# Create snapshot
for volume in $  (cat /tmp/volume_info.txt | grep "VOLUME" | awk '{print $  2}')
do
        description="`hostname`_backup-`date +%Y-%m-%d`"
        echo "Creating Snapshot for the volume: $  volume with description: $  description"
        $  ec2_bin/ec2-create-snapshot -C $  my_cert -K $  my_key -d $  description $  volume
done

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Create Affiliate Niche Product Sites With Deadbeat Millionaire Automated Website Creation Software

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Click Here: www.deadbeatmillionaire.com create affiliate niche site, build niche site, build product site When you purchase and gain access to the member’s area, you find 4 niche sites promoting a Clickbank product; right now it’s 4 narrow niches from 2 broader ones. Each comes with a video tutorial and a pdf file. The pdf contains a list of keyword ideas – the niche I picked had around 70, mostly 3-5 word phrases. It was quick and easy to find an exact-match domain for a suitable phrase (although I did my own research instead of using the list). The pdf also gives you an affiliate link for a Clickbank product that has been read and reviewed (you get the review article with the site). The pdf says that you get a starter pack of articles, but I couldn’t see any. As the site sets up with articles already installed presumably that’s them. You’re given a few links to sites that have more information on the subject, if you want to gen up on it. It briefly covers backlinking and there are a few relevant forum and web 2.0 links that that you can use to promote your site. The software is really easy to use. Once you have your domain name and hosting account set up, you enter a few details like your cpanel login and click a button to install. Within minutes you have a proper site, with articles (7 with the niche I chose) including a Clickbank product review, a theme, images, a social networking plugin and squeeze page generator. You’ll want to do more to the site, like changing
Video Rating: 5 / 5