Registered 2013-08-22 by Murali Balcha

Raksha is a scalable data protection service for OpenStack tenants without the burden of handling complex administrative tasks associated with setting up backup products. OpenStack tenants can choose backup policies for their workloads and the service leverages existing hooks in Nova and Cinder to provide data protection services to tenants. This service will initially focus on providing an enterprise grade data protection to OpenStack tenants, while automating data protection tasks including consistent snap of resources, creating space efficient data streams for snapped resources and streaming the backup data to swift end points. Just like any other service in OpenStack, Data Protection as a Service is consumed by tenants. Horizon dashboard will be enhanced to support data protection.

Raksha provides a comprehensive Data Protection for OpenStack by leveraging Nova, Swift, Glance and Cinder. Raksha has the following primary goals:
• Provide VM centric data protection for OpenStack based clouds
• Application consistent backups
• Dedupe at source for efficient backups
• Point In Time backup copies
• A job scheduler for periodic backups
• Noninvasive backup solution that does not require interruption of service during backup windows
• Tenant administered backup

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Murali Balcha
Murali Balcha
Apache Licence

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