I want to talk about one of the lesser known features of Project FiFo: Backups. FiFo has supported backups as far back as version 0.4.3. While not widely used, it is one of those features that can save your butt when things go seriously south.
FiFo’s Backups feature compliments the snapshot ability that has been in the system for quite some time now. While snapshots must remain on the hypervisor itself, backups are shipped to LeoFS storage. This has many benefits, it limits the number of snapshots, does not count against the local quota, and also protects against many different types of failures.
FiFo supports both full and incremental backups. Here are a few limitations and [Read more…]