I have a master image on Linode I use to create servers. I set as much up as I can and save the image ready for new servers.
Some tasks like backup schedules need manually modifying to change the path the backup is stored to, if I forget then it overwrites another servers.
So I wondered if it possible to use variables in the Bucket/Container and path for Amazon/Rackspace backups? Such as insert the hostname. I could then have a container/path like this, with whatever the variable is for hostname:
Then I dont need to manually change it and it will just work out of the box and I dont have to worry about it!