see existing backups for jenkins & gerrit on backup.phx.ovirt.org for examples ( there are puppet manifest for each )
Backups are pretty straight forward - we can just run "engine-backup" periodically. We don't need to stop the engine itself to make a backup - it will just collect /etc/ configs and run pg_dump which is atomic so the contents will be consistent.
I will have to review the other step that is moving these backups off the engine to a different location.
can you post the links to the backup patches?
Patch merged and enabled on Friday. Backups are created daily and saved on backup.phx.ovirt.org