On 6/8/2011 1:50 PM, Odhiambo Washington wrote:
> I have decided that my pfSense PC will have two disks - ad4 and ad6 as
> they are now.
> I'd like to backup ad4 to ad6 every weekend - automated using dump.
> Is this the stupid way of doing it?
> I have a feeling that someone would tell me that, but imagine if the
> disk crashed and I wanted to be up and running without being at the
> site. I could simply tell someone to open the box and interchange the
> SATA data cables, then power back on.
> I did try mounting the 2nd disk but it wouldn't allow me. So I am left
> with dd as the only option to do the disk backup:)

That depends on what your intent really is. If you are after redundancy,
setup gmirror:

Voila, instant RAID 1.

If you are after a periodic backup, on 2.0 /etc/rc.create_full_backup
(and its brother, rc.restore_full_backup) might be useful in addition to
the gmirror above.

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