Releasing on GitHub my AWS EC2Backuper: Uses Tag and Applies Retention Policy

As introduction, you can read my post a year ago about AWS EC2 backup ecosystem and needs

https://zoumana.wordpress.com/2015/04/01/aws-ec2backuper-tool/

EC2Backuper is a multi-platform (Java based with bat and shell launchers) which goal is to

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AWS ELB: Zero downtime or Blue Green or Canary deployments!

In this post (https://zoumana.wordpress.com/2014/06/16/zero-downtime-deploiement-sur-tomcat7/), i talked about the Zero Downtime deployment feature inside tomcat 7 and later.

To summary this was about deploying a newer version of the same app within the same tomcat container keeping the previous WAR serving the HTTP requests until the new version is successfully deployed to take over the next users’ requests.

Today the target is the same:  avoiding to take an application off-line during an upgrade for the happiness of end users 🙂 but through one of Amazon Web Services feature: Elastic Load Balancer! Lire la suite

AWS EC2Backuper tool

If you are used to AWS EC2 service, then you probably have noticed that there is no integrated, global (i mean that targets a lot of instances at the same time) and « schedulable » way to plan servers auto-backups and retention strategy.

Many corporates have made business around this providing tools and cloud service to achieve this. I was asked Lire la suite