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A module to manage backups


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Version information

  • 0.1.0 (latest)
released Jan 24th 2019
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  • Bolt
  • Manual installation
  • Direct download

Add this module to your Puppetfile:

mod 'denver-backups', '0.1.0'
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Add this module to your Bolt project:

bolt module add denver-backups
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Manually install this module globally with Puppet module tool:

puppet module install denver-backups --version 0.1.0

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denver/backups — version 0.1.0 Jan 24th 2019


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Table of Contents

  1. Description
  2. Usage - Configuration options and additional functionality
  3. Development


This module will deploy a user to execute backups and a cron job to create encrypted backup artifacts.



Backing up a directory

class { '::backups':
  gpg_keyfile => 'pubkey.gpg'
  gpg_keyid   => 'keyname'

backups::backup { 'service-name':
  backup_type => 'file',
  backup_file => '/etc/conf/dir', 
  cron_hour   => 1,
  cron_minute => 30,

Backing up a postgres database.

class { '::backups':
  gpg_keyfile => 'pubkey.gpg'
  gpg_keyid   => 'keyname'

backups::backup { 'postgresdbname':
  backup_type => 'pg_db',
  backup_db   => 'dbname',

Backing up a mysql database.

class { '::backups':
  gpg_keyfile => 'pubkey.gpg'
  gpg_keyid   => 'keyname'

backups::backup { 'mysqldbname':
  backup_type => 'mysql_db',
  backup_db   => 'dbname',


When adding to this module, be sure to add and update the unit tests where appropriate. You can run the tests locally with the following commands...

To execute general tests (lint, validate, spec)

bundle install
bundle exec rake test