[cs615asa] [CS615] ec2-restore

John Wierzchowski jwierzch at stevens.edu
Sun May 1 23:39:19 EDT 2011

can we submit hw 6 and hw6 extra credit together in a single tar? or must we
submit them in two separate parts (and emails)?

On Sun, May 1, 2011 at 9:39 PM, Jan Schaumann <jschauma at cs.stevens.edu>wrote:

> Javed Akhtar <jakhtar at stevens.edu> wrote:
> > 1.       How to find where our backup data is residing, as there is no
> > information about passing the concerned Volume ID?
> The user would have to specify a volume with a tag.  If no tag is
> specified, use 'ec2-backup'.
> > 2.       If there are more than one volumes with same tag, then how to
> find
> > the correct volume? Do we have to search for data in every volume with
> same
> > tag? Isn't this process going to be very long?
> If there are more than one volume with the given tag, then you may
> consider that an error condition.
> > 3.       "ec2-restore will create the directory specified via the -d flag
> if
> > it does not exist." I couldn't understand this line. What is the point in
> > creating a directory when data has to be restored?
> You may wish to restore data from a backup into a new directory.  If
> that directory does not yet exist, then ec2-restore will create it.
> > 4.       If correct volume is somehow located, then do we need to upload
> the
> > private key to the instance so as to use 'dd' or 'rsync' for restoring it
> > back to local machine?
> No, private keys are called private because they stay... private.  You
> do not copy it around, as that would defeat the purpose of encrypting
> the data to begin with.
> -Jan
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