We need to gather statistics (metrics) about the backups generated and store them.
This includes research about which ones will be useful. Some previous discussion:
** Create separate MySQL instance to store data (tendril host) *** Have canonical dblists on this DB (shard/misc, hostname, port) *** Store data from files (size, name, number of compressed files) *** What to store **** db_name,table_name (not small), compressed size, compressed file date, source of the backup (dbstore2001|dbstore2002) ** How to monitor/what to check? *** Monitor script output? (so far no access to exit code because it runs in a cron) *** mydumper log? *** file sizes? *** number of files? *** check dblists against backups files list? *** canonical source for the tables?