Several months ago, I started using dar to backup a number of FreeBSD and Linux systems to one FreeBSD box. It worked fine once one got the syntax of the remote commands working, but then it all died when I moved it to a new FreeBSD6.3 system.
If I can't figure out what is wrong or whether it is worth fixing, I am going to have to find some other archiver so we can get good backups and trust them to be easily restored. What we plan to do is backup a bunch of Unix systems to one FreeBSD box and then use a commercial package to back that box up to an enterprise-wide system we use. The archiver we need must be able to make 1 full backup of each system like tar and then incrementals until we are ready for another full backup. Any suggestions as to what is best? Dar seemed to be okay until the incrementals would hang each time with some error messages about the format version being too high which is bogus because we are using the same version for all the effected systems. The archive files should use tar or some other common storage method so we could unpack an archive from a Linux system in to a FreeBSD directory or vice versa. Any backup packages using tar would be fine as long as they can do incremental backups and use ssh as the transport. Any ideas are appreciated. Thank you. Martin McCormick WB5AGZ Stillwater, OK Systems Engineer OSU Information Technology Department Telecommunications Services Group _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"