Brussels / 3 & 4 February 2018


How to backup Ceph at scale

In this talk I would like to share my experience with large-scale backups of RBD images in Ceph clusters at OVH. I will talk about challenges that we have faced when developing such solution and provide some practical guidelines for everyone willing to implement similar solution.

This talk is intended for everyone who would like to be extra safe with their software defined storage.

  • Why backup Ceph if it's already replicated?
  • Estimating resources needed for backup
  • Challenges of implementing backup at large scale
  • Hot/cold backup strategy
  • Some backup-related numbers at OVH


Bartłomiej Święcki