I have been searching for ways to back up my Splunk 6.4.1 which is on CentOS and got these results:
So my questions are:
1) Regarding the command to roll hot buckets to warm, do I need to stop Splunk before calling the command in scripts?
2) My company is using Symantec Backup Exec to perform backup, does anyone know if it meets the suggestion by Splunk of using snapshot technology for Splunk backup? Anyone has had experience in using Backup Exec to back up Splunk?
As mentioned, it's CentOS. In the manual of BE, it states that "The Agent for Linux uses advanced open file and image technologies that are designed to alleviate the issues that are sometimes encountered during backup operations, such as backing up open files.
After you make file and folder selections and submit the job for backup, the Linux Agent automatically makes a snapshot of the volume or volumes. Making a snapshot of a volume provides a point-in-time record of the data. When the Linux Agent
creates a snapshot, it uses snapshot technologies to momentarily suspend write activity to a volume so that a snapshot of the volume can be created. During the backup, files can be open and data can be changed."
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