Slicehost adds named backups and cloning

29Nov07

I have been bugging them for this feature since I got my first slice. You can now save a backup of a slice ( a Zen VPS server ) and rebuild another slice using this image. This opens the door for creating a master slice server image which can be reused whenever we need a new slice and also for the possibility of saving a snapshot of a production slice, restoring it to a spare slice, preforming a complex upgrade or doing some debugging, saving the a script of the procedure, rebuilding the test slice, running the script, checking everything is correct, then applying the script to production. This should minimize messing about on the production slice. Perfect. I love virtualization, knowing slices are backed up daily and can be restored in minutes in the event of hardware problems helps me sleep at night. Slicehost you are leading the way.

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2 Responses to “Slicehost adds named backups and cloning”

  1. Glad you like the new feature, we have more stuff in the works šŸ˜‰

  2. I’m buffing my nails as we speak šŸ˜›


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