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The Storage Toolbox ServerTemplate contains several useful recipes to set up and back up storage within a variety of contexts. It is used within other ServerTemplates to support runbook operations like backup and restore of databases.
The Storage Toolbox ServerTemplate is not designed to launch a server that you can use as-is in a production environment. Instead its purpose is to demonstrate how you can use its scripts to satisfy your own use case. The Storage Toolbox ServerTemplate highlights scripts from RightScale's 'block_device' cookbook. You can use these scripts to build custom ServerTemplates that require the use of storing data in a remote block device (i.e. volume). If the cloud infrastructure does not support the use of block device volumes, the scripts in this ServerTemplate will not apply.
RightScale's own MySQL ServerTemplates leverage many of the same scripts in from the 'block_device' cookbook. However, they can be easily repurposed to satisfy a different use case. This tutorial will explain common examples of how to use the various 'block_device' recipes.
The "Storage Toolbox" ServerTemplate contains scripts that take either primary or secondary backups for the attached block device.
If you plan to use the recipes highlighted in the "Storage Toolbox" ServerTemplate in a custom ServerTemplate of your own, you must remember to make sure that the template has Rightscale's 'block_device' cookbook available from a repository and it must be attached to the template.
Detailed information about how to use each of the following scripts can be found in the Storage Toolbox Runbook:
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