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rsync vm, vhd for backup, disaster recovery, ec2

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I use ftp to transfer large VM image of my code to a remote development team based in India and rsync for copying and backing up code, configuration and data from ec2. I researched the web for best practices that have evolved for speeding up large VM transfers. It seems there are none today, unless you are transferring VM’s on your company’s WAN and they are using WAN accleration to improve the transfer rate. However, I have found two models for using rsync with vmdk’s and  vhd’s. Here’s a sample of use cases:

Cloud-centric usage

rsync is used for copying and backing up code, configuration and data from cloud-based services like Amazon ec2.

Traditional usage

rsync is used for backing up large VM’s to a remote store or for disaster recovery

Read about Backup, Disaster Recovery for Windows VM’s

Written by paule1s

December 19, 2008 at 1:01 am

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