Being able to do normal system tasks, such as performing archives and backups, is one of the key skills for success with using Ansible. The ability to do this is also an objective now, on the Red Hat Certified Ansible Specialist exam.
In this hands-on lab we will use a playbook with the archive module. We'll make it archive a folder, then transfer the resulting archives from several servers back to the Ansible control server. This will be used for backup purposes.
Note: Ansible has been setup and configured for use on the Control server and two nodes. This will save time when doing the hands-on lab.