Aspera HSTS (High-Speed Transfer Server) Automated Backups

Aspera HSTS (High-Speed Transfer Server) Automated Backups
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Aspera HSTS (High-Speed Transfer Server) Automated Backups

Introduction

Your Aspera transfer server is a powerful, customizable hub for your high-speed transfer activity. Configuration settings allow you to control which clients have access for uploading or downloading data, how much bandwidth their transfers can use, the priority of those transfers, and how data is secured during and after transfer. Aspera Faspex is bundled with several underlying components, including a MySQL database. 

This article describes how to configure automated backups for Aspera HSTS 

Files to Backup After HSTS Installation:

The following files may be needed if the HSTS Application needs to move to a new server. It is suggested to store these off the server. These only need to be collected one time or again if they are updated/changed: 
/opt/aspera/etc/aspera.conf 
/opt/aspera/etc/aspera-license 
If used, the exported connection files from AsperaGUI 
/opt/aspera/etc/ui.conf 

HSTS Automated Backup of Redis DB:

This example will collect a daily backup of shares at midnight. Then at 12:01AM remove backups to a backup folder. At 12:02 it will delete backup folders that are older than 14 days from the target directory /opt/aspera/var/redisbackup.  

Please sign into the server as root: 
Create the target directory (you can use a different path if you choose): 
mkdir –p /opt/aspera/var/redisbackup 

Schedule a crontab job to run the backup and cleanup by adding the following lines to root crontab. Open crontab in edit mode: 
Crontab –e 

#HSTS: Auto Backup Aspera Redis 
0 0 * * * /opt/aspera/bin/asredis -p 31415 BGREWRITEAOF >/dev/null 2>&1 

#HSTS: Copy and Re-name backup 
1 0 * * * /usr/bin/cp /opt/aspera/var/appendonly.aof /opt/aspera/var/redisbackup/appendonly_$(date “+\%d_\%b_\%Y_\%H”).aof 

#HSTS: Delete Backups older than 14 days 
2 0 * * * /usr/bin/find /opt/aspera/var/redisbackup/ -type f -iname ‘*.aof’ -mtime +14 -exec rm {} \; 

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