Production Backup Strategies

Jeremy Raymond jeraymond at
Sat May 14 14:45:21 EDT 2011

So just backing up the files from separate nodes works? There won't be
inconsistencies in the data say if all the nodes had to be restored?

- Jeremy
On 2011-05-13 8:35 PM, "Justin Sheehy" <justin at> wrote:
> Hi, Mike.
> Assuming that the cluster is using the default storage engine
> (bitcask) then the backup story is straightforward. Bitcask only ever
> appends to files, and never re-opens a file for writing after it is
> closed. This means that your favorite existing server filesystem
> backup mechanism will Just Work.
> Other means exist, but that is the simplest and often the best.
> -Justin
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