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Job Posting - Database Backup Administrator

By Barry Hunter

Geograph Project Limited has a position available for Backup Administrator, to look after ongoing Database backups. This is ideally suited to anyone of a detail oriented and conscientious nature. Backups are a highly critical but often neglected (out of sight) part of an overall system.

This position requires self motivation and dedication. Will often need to take the initiative in seeking out and dealing with issues. Will work closely with other System and Database administrators as part of the online community.

We have a number of large MySQL production databases (40Gb+, with hundreds of tables), that needs backing up to prevent the possibility of data loss.

* Ongoing monitoring of automated backups, ensuring files are being written and in-tact
* Occasional audits to make sure everything that should be backed up IS being backed up
* Writing (or assisting with creating) new scripts to backup new types of data
* Synchronizing large quantities of data between servers and external backup services
* Auditing rotation policies - automated or manual deleting of the old, no longer required backups

Requirements (optional - can learn on the job):
* Linux command-line experience (specifically Ubuntu)
* Basic scripting ability (shell/perl/php in particular)
* Familiarity with multi-server hosting environments
* Amazon AWS - S3/Glacier experience
* MySQL Database experience (in particular mysqldump and replication)

Hours: 1-2 hours a week (normally, can be variable). Flexi-Time, work when suits you.

Location: Remote working. A computer with a internet connection is all that is needed. (to run a SSH-Client)

Voluntary basis, but includes the warm glow of knowing you are helping to safeguard the work of thousands of contributors, over nearly 10 years, to the Geograph Project website.

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Fri, 17 Jul 2015 at 16:29

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