Ben,

I personally believe the only data necessary to archive is your
configuration files, and user data.  The OS is easy to replace, real
easy in FreeBSD.  I consider the entire OS to be expendable because it
is so easy to replace.  Another option for software is amanda.  Its in
ports. 

Drew

On Fri, 2004-02-27 at 17:39, Ryan Merrick wrote:
> Benjamin P. Keating wrote:
> > My Plan is to make a gzipped tarball of the entire machine, excluding 
> > directories that are not necessary. If however, there is a more sound 
> > solution then tarballing a machine for a backup, Im all ears. I know 
> > rsync is a possibility, but i'd like to have just a solid, non-active 
> > archive copy of machines.
> > 
> > EXCLUDE DIRECTORIES
> > ----------------------------------------------
> > /proc
> > /dev
> > /tmp
> > /usr/ports/
> > /var/tmp/
> > 
> > What else would be safe to exclude?
> > 
> > Thanks,
> > -Ben
> > 
> Hello,
> 
> I use bacula to disk and tape.
> http://www.bacula.org/
> /usr/ports/sysutils/bacula

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