Clandestine Development Guides and utilities for sysadmins


Posted 24. November 2010 18:00 in Tools

I've been using Parallels Virtuozzo Containers for a couple of years, and I think it is a really great product. But there's one point I always have had a problem with, and that is the backup process. Either I'm just not smart enough to configure it correctly through the GUI, or else there's some parameters I don't know of in the console app. The fact is that I find the backup process lacking a feature to send the backup logfiles to an e-mail address, as a quick and easy way to keep track of the health of the whole backup process.

So I developed a small application that fires up the VZBackup command with your normal parameters, parses the logfile it prints to the screen, gets the result and nodenames, generates a report and sends it to you as an e-mail. Quite simple, actually. I've done plenty of testing with it, and it is working great.

You can download for free here.