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Glacier Selective Backup

Unread post by stogie1020 » Sat Nov 12, 2016 8:04 pm

Background:
I am new to this whole ecosystem and am trying to create a backup solution to protect me from hardware failure and crypto variant viruses.

Using a DS1815+, I am planning to backup to on-site storage for fast recovery.

For offsite and cryptovirus protection, I am planning to use Glacier as I have many TB of data to store (in excess of 20TB). I will use a Glacier Snowball device for the initial seed.

Issue:
As I begin using the Glacier service though, I want to backup from the 1815 specific folders only. My volume will be set up like:

-Client1
--Folder A
--Folder B
--Folder C

-Client2
--Folder A
--Folder B
--Folder C

-Client3
--Folder A
--Folder B
--Folder C

(I use a standardized folder structure, so ALL instances of "Folder A" are named exactly the same)

What I want to do is ONLY backup Folder A in each directory structure such that I end up with backups that contain:

-Client1
--Folder A

-Client2
--Folder A

-Client3
--Folder A

As I add a new client folder, I want the --Folder A that is created/populated to be automatically backed up to Glacier and updated if I add more to it.

What is the best way to accomplish this, particularly if there are many Client folders? I would rather have this automated than have to manually backup each "Folder A" upon creation/population.

-Thanks

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Re: Glacier Selective Backup

Unread post by stogie1020 » Tue Nov 15, 2016 4:07 am

Well, after doing some digging, it appears that the best solution may be to simply set up a new Glacier Task for each new Folder A as it is created.

This is less than ideal, but it seems to be the only way to isolate the content of a specific Folder A for restoration purposes without having to restore EVERY Folder A just to get the data in any one of them. Every Folder A combined might total 20-30TB, whereas one might be 200GB-2TB.

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