Module remote-aws-s3


Overview

This module provides support for uploading local backups created by rubackup to a bucket in AWS S3 (Simple Storage Service) in order to have offsite backups. For this module to work the aws-sdk-v1 rubygem is required. Read the installation page for more details. S3 is an object store in AWS with a very high level of resilience and hence a very low risk of having you data lost because of a corruption or hardware failure. This is a remote module which means it must be combined with a backup module in a backup entry. The backup module will produce a backup file locally and this module will then upload the local backup to S3 according to the schedule policy. The schedules used for the backup and for the upload can be different. For example you can create daily backups locally and only upload the backups to S3 on a weekly basis. This module can also be used with an encryption module if you want the data send to S3 to be encrypted.

Configuration

This module requires two types of resources to be defined in the configuration. It requires an Access Key to be defined in the aws_access_keys section and it requires a bucket to be defined in the aws_s3_buckets section. The bucket definition has a reference to the access key resource. The access key must have the privilege to perform the S3 operations for this to work.

Example

Here is a full example which shows how to use this module in the configuration. It has been combined with a backup module which creates a tar archive, and with the GnuPG module to perform encryption.

---
global:
    day_of_week: Fri
    day_of_month: 1
schedules:
    my_schedule_local:
        daily: 7
        weekly: 5
        monthly: 0
    my_schedule_remote:
        daily: 0
        weekly: 5
        monthly: 24
aws_access_keys:
    access_key_s3:
        public: 'Your_AWS_Access_Key_Here_PUBLIC'
        secret: 'Your_AWS_Access_Key_Here_SECRET'
aws_s3_buckets:
    my_bucket:
        bucket: my_s3_bucket_name
        awsregion: eu-west-1
        accesskey: access_key_s3
entries:
    awstats:
        backup_type: ModuleBackupTarball
        backup_opts:
            includes:
                - /data/awstats
        backup_schedule: my_schedule_local
        bakfile_dir: /backup/backup-web
        bakfile_owner: root
        bakfile_group: root
        bakfile_mode: 0600
        bakfile_basename: webbkp-awstats-data
        remote_type: ModuleRemoteAwsS3
        remote_opts:
            s3_bucket: my_bucket
        remote_schedule: my_schedule_remote
        encrypt_type: ModuleEncryptGnupg
        encrypt_opts:
            recipient: 'John Smith'
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