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    Question Howto Install and backup to SpiderOak?

    Hi all.

    I have been using dropbox for my server backups, but reacently started to use SpiderOak for all my company backups.

    As I am running a live server, with alot of clients on it, I am not to eagar to just start messing around with spideroak install procedures found using google.

    So here is my question:
    Ubuntu 10.04 server

    - How to install spideroak client on server (terminal only)
    - How to have spideroak client login and create a new device, eg: Server1
    - How to backup example; /var/backup/*


    Thanks for any and all help on this!

    -Tom

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    Re: Howto Install and backup to SpiderOak?

    I have always giggled at the whole "it's secure...on somebody else's machine" line of thinking. It is hard enough to secure data on your own servers. hehehe.

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    Re: Howto Install and backup to SpiderOak?

    Perhaps looking on the Spideroak website should have been the first port of call.

    https://spideroak.com/faq/questions/..._linux_server/

    @LHammonds - any form of backup will require trust of some sort if it involves a third party.

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    Re: Howto Install and backup to SpiderOak?

    Whoops double post!

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    Re: Howto Install and backup to SpiderOak?

    Quote Originally Posted by trundlenut View Post
    @LHammonds - any form of backup will require trust of some sort if it involves a third party.
    Yes, but how that trust was earned is an important part of risk management. I have seen too many times where people see a possible solution and go with it just because it is there...without ever researching if that solution is appropriate and trustworthy.

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    Re: Howto Install and backup to SpiderOak?

    Quote Originally Posted by trundlenut View Post
    Perhaps looking on the Spideroak website should have been the first port of call.

    https://spideroak.com/faq/questions/..._linux_server/

    @LHammonds - any form of backup will require trust of some sort if it involves a third party.
    Actually, I have read a ton of documents regarding this, but if you read my main topic, I am looking for some pointers on how to proceed with this, as my server is live with several clients on it.

    I do not want to do the "re-search" on the live server to get this going with a trial and error approach, perhaps crashing server and whatnot (as I have read about in some pages).

    So any pointers from anyone running Spideroak client on a ubuntu server, thanks for any input and pointers on how I should proceed!

    -Tom

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    Re: Howto Install and backup to SpiderOak?

    Quote Originally Posted by metz80 View Post
    Actually, I have read a ton of documents regarding this, but if you read my main topic, I am looking for some pointers on how to proceed with this, as my server is live with several clients on it.

    I do not want to do the "re-search" on the live server to get this going with a trial and error approach, perhaps crashing server and whatnot (as I have read about in some pages).

    So any pointers from anyone running Spideroak client on a ubuntu server, thanks for any input and pointers on how I should proceed!

    -Tom
    Do you have a machine capable of running virtualbox (or similar)? If so install unbuntu server as a VM, bung some data in, then have a go at installing SpiderOak. VMs are my crash test dummies that I always use to try things out on before interfering with any of my production servers.

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    Re: Howto Install and backup to SpiderOak?

    Without knowing anything about your situation, I would recommend setting up a virtual machine as your test bed. You are right to fear "testing" things on a production server.

    Use something like VirtualBox to install an Ubuntu Server and do your testing with SpiderOak in there.

    Once you have gained a certain level of proficiency with it and have determined it will work, I would recommend the next step would be to backup / restore your current production server to a virtual machine, get it up-and-running (with different IP) and see if you can get it installed and working on an exact copy of your production system. Once you are satisfied that you can do it, make sure you have a good backup of the server and then go for it in production.

    EDIT: Got ninja'd by trundlenut saying the same thing. lol

    LHammonds

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    Re: Howto Install and backup to SpiderOak?

    Quote Originally Posted by LHammonds View Post
    Yes, but how that trust was earned is an important part of risk management. I have seen too many times where people see a possible solution and go with it just because it is there...without ever researching if that solution is appropriate and trustworthy.
    Very true. A little healthy paranoia is always a good thing in my view.

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    Re: Howto Install and backup to SpiderOak?

    Quote Originally Posted by LHammonds View Post

    EDIT: Got ninja'd by trundlenut saying the same thing. lol

    LHammonds
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