On Thu, Dec 8, 2011 at 2:13 PM, Kelly Goedert firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
I’m a total newbie in relation to chef. Just found about it, and it looks
promising to me. I would like to know if it is possible to create/use
recipes, to make a full server recovery like, installing mysql, oracle,
restoring backups, restoring dhcp config files… everything that would
involve bringing back up a server.
“Enabling the reconstruction of the business from nothing but a source
code repository, an application data backup, and bare metal
What you design for is that if the building burns down, you can use
chef to build new servers to do the same thing, and then restore the
application data to the systems.
Notably, you wouldn’t restore the dhcp configuration files from a
backup, you would simple recreate them because they would be checked
into your source code repository in your chef cookbooks when they are
static, and regenerated with chef when they are dynamic.