[clug] Story: Fijian Resort complex loses a single disk: business process stops for 1-2 days

Tim Potter tpot at booleancandy.com.au
Sun Jul 27 19:20:27 MDT 2014

On 28 Jul 2014, at 10:55 am, Scott Ferguson <scott.ferguson.clug at gmail.com> wrote:

>> I've not used it, nor seen it used this way, but would something like
>> Jenkins assist in this? As per:
>> http://blog.vuksan.com/2011/08/22/using-jenkins-as-a-cron-server/comment-page-1/
>> The concept doesn't seem too far away from the goal.
> Jenkins(/Hudson/Django) as an alternative to cron. For the purpose of
> scheduling actual backups or parts of the backup processes??
> (I find anacron more useful for backups)

That blog post is definitely worth a read.  I can imagine using the nicer interface to cron job output to see how and when a backup or other task has failed.  I’ve had backups (and monitoring of backup) jobs fail silently due to mail also failing - sigh. 


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