Disaster Recovery Linux Manager
DRLM is a FLOSS project that was founded in 2013 by Brain Updaters, SL, with the main objective to provide a Disaster Recovery management solution for GNU/Linux to the community.
We use ReaR (Relax-and-Recover.org), another FLOSS project, on each GNU/Linux system to be managed by DRLM, and we also are active contributors to the ReaR project.
But, what can be done with DRLM?
GNU/Linux Disaster Recovery
The main concern of DRLM is to provide Disaster Recovery to your systems (desktops, servers, laptops, ...) using GNU/Linux. From the Datacenter to your Home or Office, with standard tools and protocols.
You can recover an entire system in few minutes, just booting from the network, no matters if your system is virtual or physical, or even the vendor.
Easy, fast and reliable Disaster Recovery for GNU/Linux, but this is not the only area were DRLM should be used for.
GNU/Linux System Migrations
Also, is a vendor agnostic solution for all your system migrations
P2V: Physical to Virtual
Migrate your GNU/Linux physical workloads to any virtualization platform of your choice.
P2P: Physical to Physical
Replace your old and out-of-warranty hardware for new one from any vendor.
V2V: Virtual to Virtual
Migrate your existing VMs to other virtualization platform, without worring about cumbersome disk format conversion compatibilies or vendor specific conversion/migration tools.
V2P: Virtual to Physical
Move virtual workloads to physical, for performance needs or to test reproduce issues.
GNU/Linux OS Deployment/installation
Install new systems from any DRLM backup image as a template for a new GNU/Linux Server or Desktop.
Do it once:
- Install a fresh OS once, with your required FS/LVM layouts, required software packages and base configs, etc.
- Register this new client to your DRLM server.
- Run a DRLM backup on this client
- Export the resulting DR image and distribute it among your DRLM servers on diferent locations.
- Register your new servers (phys. or virt.) in DRLM.
- Import de template DR image to them.
- Net boot your servers to recover/install them all.
To have a healthy Disaster Recovery environment it is very important to test your DR solution periodically. It is a lot of effort and time for just testing, but must be done.
With DRLM you can test it on the way, while installing new systems or migrating existing ones to a newer hardware or virtualization platform of your choice using DRLM. You are testing exactly the same DR process to migrate or install your systems.