Re: Backup with mtree and rsync?

2013-01-08 Thread Lowell Gilbert
schu...@ime.usp.br writes: I have been wondering whether it is possible to create a backup system using mtree and rsync. Essentially, the user would create a mtree specification of the source directory and copy it over to the destination directory with rsync. Any changes in the destination

Re: Backup with mtree and rsync?

2013-01-08 Thread schultz
I don't see any way to do this directly. What you probably want to do is use find(1) to pick out the new files to check, and then merge the changes into the old mtree(8) spec. Not trivial, but the spec syntax is intended to be easy to parse, so it shouldn't be that hard either. What I am

Re: Backup with mtree and rsync?

2013-01-08 Thread Polytropon
On Tue, 08 Jan 2013 15:57:39 -0200, schu...@ime.usp.br wrote: It's possible that the mtree support in tar(8) might be able to do it, but it would probably be a lot slower. Wait, can tar be used to remove files? No (not directly, except overwriting directories with content), but cpdup can;

Re: Backup with mtree and rsync?

2013-01-08 Thread Ciprian Dorin Craciun
On Sat, Jan 5, 2013 at 8:12 PM, schu...@ime.usp.br wrote: I have been wondering whether it is possible to create a backup system using mtree and rsync. Essentially, the user would create a mtree specification of the source directory and copy it over to the destination directory with rsync

Re: Backup with mtree and rsync?

2013-01-08 Thread schultz
I apparently reinvented the wheel. :-) Thanks for the link, it is indeed very inspiring. Quoting Ciprian Dorin Craciun ciprian.crac...@gmail.com: On Sat, Jan 5, 2013 at 8:12 PM, schu...@ime.usp.br wrote: I have been wondering whether it is possible to create a backup system using mtree

Re: Backup with mtree and rsync?

2013-01-08 Thread schultz
No (not directly, except overwriting directories with content), but cpdup can; see man cpdup for details and inspiration. True, but cpdup is not part of the base system. ___ freebsd-questions@freebsd.org mailing list

Backup with mtree and rsync?

2013-01-05 Thread schultz
I have been wondering whether it is possible to create a backup system using mtree and rsync. Essentially, the user would create a mtree specification of the source directory and copy it over to the destination directory with rsync. Any changes in the destination could then be detected before

new backup server file system options

2012-12-21 Thread yudi v
Hi all, I am building a new freebsd fileserver to use for backups, will be using 2 disk raid mirroring in a HP microserver n40l. I have gone through some of the documentation and would like to know what file systems to choose. According to the docs, ufs is suggested for the system partitions but

ZFS info WAS: new backup server file system options

2012-12-21 Thread Paul Kraus
On Dec 21, 2012, at 7:49 AM, yudi v wrote: I am building a new freebsd fileserver to use for backups, will be using 2 disk raid mirroring in a HP microserver n40l. I have gone through some of the documentation and would like to know what file systems to choose. According to the docs, ufs

Re: ZFS info WAS: new backup server file system options

2012-12-21 Thread dweimer
On 2012-12-21 11:28, Arthur Chance wrote: On 12/21/12 14:06, Paul Kraus wrote: On Dec 21, 2012, at 7:49 AM, yudi v wrote: I am building a new freebsd fileserver to use for backups, will be using 2 disk raid mirroring in a HP microserver n40l. I have gone through some of the documentation and

portmaster backup package

2012-10-08 Thread jb
Hi, what to do with that backup package (-b option) after installation of new port failed ? jb ___ freebsd-questions@freebsd.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to freebsd-questions

Re: portmaster backup package

2012-10-08 Thread Polytropon
On Mon, 8 Oct 2012 16:18:20 + (UTC), jb wrote: Hi, what to do with that backup package (-b option) after installation of new port failed ? Install it with pkg_add? :-) -- Polytropon Magdeburg, Germany Happy FreeBSD user since 4.0 Andra moi ennepe, Mousa

firefox menu backup color/transparency

2012-09-10 Thread Kelsey Cummings
After a upgrading to 15, and subsequently firefox-15.0.1,1 this morning, all menus (menu bar, right click context menu, etc) have a fully transparent background rendering it nearly useless. I've tried starting with a new profile and that doesn't fix it as well as with qt4/gtk2 to now avail.

Mounting raw disk backup file.

2012-08-06 Thread Matthew Navarre
HI, I had a drive fail recently, it was working fine until I rebooted. After that the partition map was corrupt and I can't mount either partition on the disk. So I made a copy of the whole disk using dd to an old USB drive. There were several IO errors while dd was copying the disk, so I think

Re: Mounting raw disk backup file.

2012-08-06 Thread Michael Sierchio
On Sun, Aug 5, 2012 at 11:12 PM, Matthew Navarre navarre.matt...@gmail.comwrote: I had a drive fail recently, it was working fine until I rebooted. After that the partition map was corrupt and I can't mount either partition on the disk. So I made a copy of the whole disk using dd to an old

Re: Mounting raw disk backup file.

2012-08-06 Thread Polytropon
On Sun, 5 Aug 2012 23:12:48 -0700, Matthew Navarre wrote: I can probably fix the partition table using testdisk, but now that I've got this image file I'd rather work with that instead of the physical disk. I've read the Handbook section on using mdconfig, but that assumes the image file is of

Re: Mounting raw disk backup file.

2012-08-06 Thread Matthew Navarre
with the backup file in on /mnt, the mdconfig node is md1. mdconfig -a -t vnode -f /new-path/ada1_backup note the device that's created (probably md0) you can then operate on /dev/md0 as if it were a disk. In particular, you might want to fix the partition map, the label info, etc. You can

Re: Mounting raw disk backup file.

2012-08-06 Thread Matthew Navarre
On Mon, Aug 6, 2012 at 12:08 AM, Polytropon free...@edvax.de wrote: On Sun, 5 Aug 2012 23:12:48 -0700, Matthew Navarre wrote: I can probably fix the partition table using testdisk, but now that I've got this image file I'd rather work with that instead of the physical disk. I've read the

Re: Mounting raw disk backup file.

2012-08-06 Thread Wojciech Puchar
the disk is starting to go. did you use conv=sync,noerror. if not your backup is quite corrupted if errors were uncorrectable. So, any suggestions? repair partition table, use mdconfig and then you will get /dev/md0 /dev/md0s1... as with real drive

Re: Mounting raw disk backup file.

2012-08-06 Thread Matthew Navarre
to an old USB drive. There were several IO errors while dd was copying the disk, so I think the disk is starting to go. did you use conv=sync,noerror. if not your backup is quite corrupted if errors were uncorrectable. Yep, did that, so I'll lose some data, but that partition is mostly media

Re: Invalid GPT backup header

2012-07-18 Thread dweimer
On 2012-07-09 15:11, dweimer wrote: I have had a few virtual machine installations come up with gptboot: invalid GPT backup header error message while booting. (some immediately on first boot after install) They still boot fine, and run without problems, but I would like to find a way to fix

Invalid GPT backup header

2012-07-09 Thread dweimer
I have had a few virtual machine installations come up with gptboot: invalid GPT backup header error message while booting. (some immediately on first boot after install) They still boot fine, and run without problems, but I would like to find a way to fix the problem. Does anyone know how

Re: backup tools

2012-06-23 Thread Wojciech Puchar
filesystem. 4. They should provide for the ability to quickly and easily test backup integrity without restoring the backups anywhere, which most likely means some kind of checksum comparisons akin to what rsync provides. 5. They should allow for transferring data from the system to be backed up

Re: backup tools

2012-06-23 Thread herbert langhans
Maybe take a look at lftp, at the mirror option. For basic demands its a compact solution. Cheers herb langhans -- sprachtraining langhans herbert langhans, warschau herbert.raimund[at]gmx.net herbert[at]langhans.com.pl http://www.langhans.com.pl +0048 603 341 441 | jabber:herbs |

Re: backup tools

2012-06-23 Thread Wojciech Puchar
Maybe take a look at lftp, at the mirror option. For basic demands its a compact solution. try doing backup of things with 1 dirs and million files and certainly you will understand you need rsync. ftp protocol is plain bad

Re: backup tools

2012-06-23 Thread Roland Smith
On Fri, Jun 22, 2012 at 06:37:17PM -0600, Chad Perrin wrote: On Fri, Jun 22, 2012 at 08:47:40PM +0200, Roland Smith wrote: On Fri, Jun 22, 2012 at 10:09:03AM -0600, Chad Perrin wrote: I'm setting up a new backup server using FreeBSD. It will be used for backing up laptops, which

Re: backup tools

2012-06-23 Thread Wojciech Puchar
Hmm, I'm not sure that there is _anything_ that meets _all_ your criteria! rsync meets. It can be a little harder with windoze, with any unix-like OS it will work. ___ freebsd-questions@freebsd.org mailing list

Re: backup tools

2012-06-23 Thread Polytropon
On Sat, 23 Jun 2012 09:49:39 +0200 (CEST), Wojciech Puchar wrote: Maybe take a look at lftp, at the mirror option. For basic demands its a compact solution. try doing backup of things with 1 dirs and million files and certainly you will understand you need rsync. In addition to rsync

Re: backup tools

2012-06-23 Thread herbert langhans
take a look at lftp, at the mirror option. For basic demands its a compact solution. try doing backup of things with 1 dirs and million files and certainly you will understand you need rsync. In addition to rsync, which is regarded the default tool for the described action, maybe

Re: backup tools

2012-06-23 Thread Wojciech Puchar
lftp does work incremental. Take a look at Chad's posting again and read what he needs. And of course, ftp via ssh is nothing new ... still - any ftp client will no go faster than ftp protocol allows. ___ freebsd-questions@freebsd.org mailing list

Re: backup tools

2012-06-23 Thread herbert langhans
it's an option for the laptops what Chad mentioned. Such scripts for backup are set up in minutes and it happily copies the files to the server. If there are already user accounts on the server, it could be really easy. I think it depends on the scale of the network. Cheers herb langhans

Re: backup tools

2012-06-23 Thread Eduardo Morras
At 02:37 23/06/2012, Chad Perrin wrote: On Fri, Jun 22, 2012 at 08:47:40PM +0200, Roland Smith wrote: On Fri, Jun 22, 2012 at 10:09:03AM -0600, Chad Perrin wrote: I'm setting up a new backup server using FreeBSD. It will be used for backing up laptops, which will not be connected

Re: backup tools

2012-06-23 Thread Wojciech Puchar
still - any ftp client will no go faster than ftp protocol allows. That's sure. But I think it's an option for the laptops what Chad only if $HOME directly or part of it is copied and nothing more ___ freebsd-questions@freebsd.org mailing list

Re: backup tools

2012-06-23 Thread Wojciech Puchar
a) activate PXE/WOL on bios b) start the laptop via PXE using a freebsd/linux/whatever_os_you_want_to_use c) use dd piped to rsync to make the backups not really efficient but working. ntfsprogs from ports can be helpful. you may use ntfsmount and access NTFS files directly. if backup

Re: backup tools

2012-06-23 Thread Warren Block
On Sat, 23 Jun 2012, Eduardo Morras wrote: At 02:37 23/06/2012, Chad Perrin wrote: On Fri, Jun 22, 2012 at 08:47:40PM +0200, Roland Smith wrote: On Fri, Jun 22, 2012 at 10:09:03AM -0600, Chad Perrin wrote: I'm setting up a new backup server using FreeBSD. It will be used for backing up

Re: backup tools

2012-06-23 Thread Jorge Luis Gonzalez
Wojciech Puchar: Hmm, I'm not sure that there is _anything_ that meets _all_ your criteria! rsync meets. It can be a little harder with windoze, with any unix-like OS it will work. rsync, or some front-end to rsync, is indeed probably the best option, though it lacks several of the

Re: backup tools

2012-06-23 Thread Wojciech Puchar
what exactly deficiences and requirements not met by rsync are you talking about? simplifications of rsync's ability to exclude files or directories, elegant handling of backups' expirations) are sufficient to make it a worthy alternative to naked rsync. The frontend is written in Perl and

Re: backup tools

2012-06-23 Thread Wojciech Puchar
PXE booting gives a lot of possibilities. I use it to boot Clonezilla to back up Windows systems. That is better than dd, since only used disk blocks ntfsclone is what you need. for sure simpler. For FreeBSD and other open operating systems, sysutils/rsnapshot is a what is exactly

Re: backup tools

2012-06-23 Thread Jorge Luis Gonzalez
Wojciech Puchar wrote: what exactly deficiences and requirements not met by rsync are you talking about? Perhaps deficiencies was too strong a word. I think the OP required--or perhaps desired--a WOL function. I'm not aware of any such capability in rsync proper. I meant, too, that

Re: backup tools

2012-06-23 Thread Wojciech Puchar
you mean wake on lan? there is wol tool in ports. proper. I meant, too, that dirvish, which was the alternative that I recommended, presents an elegant and easily-comprehended way to manage rsync's considerable abilities, not that it provides features that can't be managed directly by rsync.

Re: backup tools

2012-06-23 Thread Wojciech Puchar
-to-regularly-backup-windows-xp-to-ubuntu-using-rsync/ might be useful for you, after you ignore all this linux style sudo nonsense. ___ freebsd-questions@freebsd.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send

Re: backup tools

2012-06-23 Thread Chad Perrin
. Actually, a Wake-On-LAN feature is not at all necessary for me in this case. It's a simple enough task to just trigger a backup manually at the command line via a script that automates the process. -- Chad Perrin [ original content licensed OWL: http://owl.apotheon.org

Re: backup tools

2012-06-23 Thread Chad Perrin
will no go faster than ftp protocol allows. That's sure. But I think it's an option for the laptops what Chad mentioned. Such scripts for backup are set up in minutes and it happily copies the files to the server. If there are already user accounts on the server, it could be really easy. I

Re: backup tools

2012-06-23 Thread Wojciech Puchar
Actually, a Wake-On-LAN feature is not at all necessary for me in this case. It's a simple enough task to just trigger a backup manually at the command line via a script that automates the process. still. a separate wol tool is available in ports. You may easily construct shell script

backup tools

2012-06-22 Thread Chad Perrin
I'm setting up a new backup server using FreeBSD. It will be used for backing up laptops, which will not be connected to the network by any kind of schedule, so backups will be initiated manually rather than by cron or other scheduled procedures. I'm trying to decide on what tools to use

Re: backup tools

2012-06-22 Thread Roland Smith
On Fri, Jun 22, 2012 at 10:09:03AM -0600, Chad Perrin wrote: I'm setting up a new backup server using FreeBSD. It will be used for backing up laptops, which will not be connected to the network by any kind of schedule, so backups will be initiated manually rather than by cron or other

Re: backup tools

2012-06-22 Thread Chad Perrin
On Fri, Jun 22, 2012 at 08:47:40PM +0200, Roland Smith wrote: On Fri, Jun 22, 2012 at 10:09:03AM -0600, Chad Perrin wrote: I'm setting up a new backup server using FreeBSD. It will be used for backing up laptops, which will not be connected to the network by any kind of schedule, so

Re: backup tools

2012-06-22 Thread Adam Vande More
On Fri, Jun 22, 2012 at 11:09 AM, Chad Perrin per...@apotheon.com wrote: I'm setting up a new backup server using FreeBSD. It will be used for backing up laptops, which will not be connected to the network by any kind of schedule, so backups will be initiated manually rather than by cron

Re: backup tools

2012-06-22 Thread Chad Perrin
On Fri, Jun 22, 2012 at 08:14:34PM -0500, Adam Vande More wrote: On Fri, Jun 22, 2012 at 11:09 AM, Chad Perrin per...@apotheon.com wrote: I'm setting up a new backup server using FreeBSD. It will be used for backing up laptops, which will not be connected to the network by any kind

Re: backup tools

2012-06-22 Thread Marco Antonio Muskus Muskus
Bacula is the tool Enviado desde mi iPod El 22/06/2012, a las 8:31 p.m., Chad Perrin per...@apotheon.com escribió: On Fri, Jun 22, 2012 at 08:14:34PM -0500, Adam Vande More wrote: On Fri, Jun 22, 2012 at 11:09 AM, Chad Perrin per...@apotheon.com wrote: I'm setting up a new backup server

Re: Making a bootable backup (hard)disk... how?

2012-06-13 Thread Mike Clarke
On Sunday 10 June 2012 23:14:57 Ronald F. Guilmette wrote: Well, nevermind about that.  I get the general idea, i.e. that dumping at level N causes dumping of everything that has changed since the last dump at level N-1. A point to be aware of is that if you restore from a full backup

Re: Making a bootable backup (hard)disk... how?

2012-06-11 Thread Matthew Seaman
. [*] For values of tape that include all sorts of different backup media. -- Dr Matthew J Seaman MA, D.Phil. 7 Priory Courtyard Flat 3 PGP: http://www.infracaninophile.co.uk/pgpkey Ramsgate JID: matt...@infracaninophile.co.uk

Re: Making a bootable backup (hard)disk... how?

2012-06-11 Thread Mike Clarke
option creates a temporary read only snapshot which is used as the source for the backup. This enables you to safely backup a live filesystem, More background on snapshots at http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/handbook/snapshots.html -- Mike Clarke

Re: Making a bootable backup (hard)disk... how?

2012-06-10 Thread Peter Vereshagin
Hello. 2012/06/09 19:30:53 -0700 Ronald F. Guilmette r...@tristatelogic.com = To Arthur Chance : RFG Thank you Arthur, and yes, trying to back up a partition that's currently RFG mounted r/w using dd will almost certainly not produce the desired results. You can make snapshot to back up

Re: Making a bootable backup (hard)disk... how?

2012-06-10 Thread Mike Clarke
On Sunday 10 June 2012 03:30:53 Ronald F. Guilmette wrote: I don't care to take own my system to make backups... and don't believe that I should have to do so, and thus, this is one of the reasons why I would prefer to use something like cpio. Also, I don't like backups taking longer than

Re: Making a bootable backup (hard)disk... how?

2012-06-10 Thread Robert Bonomi
From owner-freebsd-questi...@freebsd.org Sat Jun 9 21:33:57 2012 To: Arthur Chance free...@qeng-ho.org Date: Sat, 09 Jun 2012 19:30:53 -0700 From: Ronald F. Guilmette r...@tristatelogic.com Cc: freebsd-questions@freebsd.org Subject: Re: Making a bootable backup (hard)disk... how

Re: Making a bootable backup (hard)disk... how?

2012-06-10 Thread Ronald F. Guilmette
restore -ruf -) Is that correct? Shouldn't it actually be this instead? dump -C16 -b64 -0uanL -h0 -f - /usr | (cd /mnt/usr restore -ruf -) I mean if the goal is to create a whole backup under /mnt that looks just like the whole original system, then shouldn't ``restoration'' of the /usr

Re: Making a bootable backup (hard)disk... how?

2012-06-10 Thread Warren Block
restore -ruf -) Is that correct? Shouldn't it actually be this instead? dump -C16 -b64 -0uanL -h0 -f - /usr | (cd /mnt/usr restore -ruf -) I mean if the goal is to create a whole backup under /mnt that looks just like the whole original system, then shouldn't ``restoration'' of the /usr

Re: Making a bootable backup (hard)disk... how?

2012-06-10 Thread Ronald F. Guilmette
.) So the obvious question is: If I am going to use rsync to keep my backup disk up-to-date, does rsync handle all of these additional small but important filesystem details properly too? If not, then I had best just stick with dump/restore, and use the dumplevels. Also see the sysutils/rsnapshot

Re: Making a bootable backup (hard)disk... how?

2012-06-10 Thread Ronald F. Guilmette
Warren? Just a couple more quick questions. You recommend: dump -C16 -b64 -0uanL -h0 -f - /usr | (cd /mnt restore -ruf -) I'm real curious about you suggestions for the -C and -b values. I have what amounts to a personal workstation. Yea, OK, it is running mail, web, and FTP servers

Re: Making a bootable backup (hard)disk... how?

2012-06-10 Thread Warren Block
the obvious question is: If I am going to use rsync to keep my backup disk up-to-date, does rsync handle all of these additional small but important filesystem details properly too? If not, then I had best just stick with dump/restore, and use the dumplevels. It does many of those things, enough

Re: Making a bootable backup (hard)disk... how?

2012-06-10 Thread Daniel Feenberg
at which that file was last dumped. But where is this infor- mation stored, exactly?? I won't be able to sleep until I know. Only the dates of the levels of backup are stored, in /etc/dumpdates. Then the fact that a file has been dumped is inferred by comparing the file's last mod date

Re: Making a bootable backup (hard)disk... how?

2012-06-10 Thread Robert Bonomi
' level 2 dump). So the obvious question is: If I am going to use rsync to keep my backup disk up-to-date, does rsync handle all of these additional small but important filesystem details properly too? If not, then I had best just stick with dump/restore, and use the dumplevels. It doesn't

Re: Making a bootable backup (hard)disk... how?

2012-06-10 Thread Robert Huff
Ronald F. Guilmette writes: Warren? Just a couple more quick questions. You recommend: dump -C16 -b64 -0uanL -h0 -f - /usr | (cd /mnt restore -ruf -) I'm real curious about you suggestions for the -C and -b values. I have what amounts to a personal workstation. Yea, OK,

Re: Making a bootable backup (hard)disk... how?

2012-06-10 Thread Warren Block
On Sun, 10 Jun 2012, Robert Huff wrote: Ronald F. Guilmette writes: Warren? Just a couple more quick questions. You recommend: dump -C16 -b64 -0uanL -h0 -f - /usr | (cd /mnt restore -ruf -) I'm real curious about you suggestions for the -C and -b values. I have what amounts to a

Re: Making a bootable backup (hard)disk... how?

2012-06-09 Thread Arthur Chance
backups in the past, but I'm sure that the way I have been doing that is sub-optimal, so I'm here seeking knowledge of how to do this the Right Way.) The bottom line is this... I know how to use cpio, and would like to use it to create a complete and _bootable_ backup of my main system disk. (My main

Re: Making a bootable backup (hard)disk... how?

2012-06-09 Thread Ronald F. Guilmette
to the deity of your choice) and the backup disk is a) at least as large as the system disk, and b) has the same sector size, then a simple dd from the system disk to the backup should work. Thank you Arthur, and yes, trying to back up a partition that's currently mounted r/w using dd will almost

Re: Making a bootable backup (hard)disk... how?

2012-06-09 Thread Warren Block
On Sat, 9 Jun 2012, Ronald F. Guilmette wrote: Also, I don't like backups taking longer than absolutely necessary, and this is why I am specifically _not_ attracted to either the dd solution or to dump/restore, because as I understand it, with either of these methods you end up copying perhaps

Making a bootable backup (hard)disk... how?

2012-06-08 Thread Ronald F. Guilmette
mostly afraid of the fumble-finger scenario... you know... cd /; rm -fr * I read a little bit about UFS filesystem snashots, and they could probably help me deal effectively with fumble-finger incidents, but I still think that I would prefer to have a whole separate physical disk as my backup. (I

Making a bootable backup (hard)disk... how?

2012-06-08 Thread Robert Huff
that is sub-optimal, so I'm here seeking knowledge of how to do this the Right Way.) The bottom line is this... I know how to use cpio, and would like to use it to create a complete and _bootable_ backup of my main system disk. (My main system disk has only one BIOS partition, and that is sub

Re: Making a bootable backup (hard)disk... how?

2012-06-08 Thread Warren Block
that the way I have been doing that is sub-optimal, so I'm here seeking knowledge of how to do this the Right Way.) The bottom line is this... I know how to use cpio, and would like to use it to create a complete and _bootable_ backup of my main system disk. (My main system disk has only one BIOS

Re: Making a bootable backup (hard)disk... how?

2012-06-08 Thread Mehmet Erol Sanliturk
and _bootable_ backup of my main system disk. (My main system disk has only one BIOS partition, and that is sub-divided into the usual set of FreeBSD partitions, you know, /, /dev, /tmp, /usr, /var, /usr/compat/linux/proc, and /var/named/dev.) As far as I know, the only way guaranteed

Backup strategy for zfs + jail

2012-01-17 Thread bsd
Hi, I have a simple 1U server with two disks that I have configured as a jail server. I want to setup a simple yet very efficient backup policy for my jail environment. This server is running a ZFS filesystem. Ideally I would like to backup the main zfsroot/jail and all subdirectories

RE: Backup strategy for zfs + jail

2012-01-17 Thread Devin Teske
-Original Message- From: owner-freebsd-questi...@freebsd.org [mailto:owner-freebsd- questi...@freebsd.org] On Behalf Of bsd Sent: Tuesday, January 17, 2012 1:04 PM To: Liste FreeBSD Subject: Backup strategy for zfs + jail Hi, I have a simple 1U server with two disks that I

Re: Backup strategy for zfs + jail

2012-01-17 Thread Dmitry Sarkisov
On 17-01-2012, Tue [13:52:48], Devin Teske wrote: -Original Message- From: owner-freebsd-questi...@freebsd.org [mailto:owner-freebsd- questi...@freebsd.org] On Behalf Of bsd Sent: Tuesday, January 17, 2012 1:04 PM To: Liste FreeBSD Subject: Backup strategy for zfs + jail

RE: Backup strategy for zfs + jail

2012-01-17 Thread Wojciech Puchar
-- Efficiency -- Compatibility with ZFS If you're running 9, give HAST a shot. maybe a stupid question but what is a practical difference between hast and doing ggate+gmirror and setting prefer load balancing to local disk? ___

Re: Backup strategy for zfs + jail

2012-01-17 Thread Wojciech Puchar
Create snapshots of your datasets and use zfs send. You can even transfer differences between snapshots. and then try to recover data from these backups after a year or so ;) ___ freebsd-questions@freebsd.org mailing list

Re: Backup strategy for zfs + jail

2012-01-17 Thread bsd
Le 17 janv. 2012 à 22:52, Devin Teske a écrit : -Original Message- From: owner-freebsd-questi...@freebsd.org [mailto:owner-freebsd- questi...@freebsd.org] On Behalf Of bsd Sent: Tuesday, January 17, 2012 1:04 PM To: Liste FreeBSD Subject: Backup strategy for zfs + jail Hi

Re: Backup strategy for zfs + jail

2012-01-17 Thread Dmitry Sarkisov
On 17-01-2012, Tue [23:31:30], Wojciech Puchar wrote: Create snapshots of your datasets and use zfs send. You can even transfer differences between snapshots. and then try to recover data from these backups after a year or so ;) No one did mention the retention policy ;) Jokes aside, we

Need to Backup Using Dump

2011-10-23 Thread Bill Tillman
I have two FreeBSD 8.2-STABLE servers running NFS. I have tons of files on Server A that I want to backup to a big drive on Sever B. Server B nfs_mounts one of the filesystems on Server A to /mnt. So if I wanted to make a backup of the filesytem on Server A to Server B I tried: dump -d /home

Re: Need to Backup Using Dump

2011-10-23 Thread Matthias Apitz
El día Sunday, October 23, 2011 a las 06:04:14AM -0700, Bill Tillman escribió: I have two FreeBSD 8.2-STABLE servers running NFS. I have tons of files on Server A that I want to backup to a big drive on Sever B. Server B nfs_mounts one of the filesystems on Server A to /mnt. So if I wanted

Re: Need to Backup Using Dump

2011-10-23 Thread Warren Block
On Sun, 23 Oct 2011, Bill Tillman wrote: I have two FreeBSD 8.2-STABLE servers running NFS. I have tons of files on Server A that I want to backup to a big drive on Sever B. Server B nfs_mounts one of the filesystems on Server A to /mnt. So if I wanted to make a backup of the filesytem

Re: Need to Backup Using Dump

2011-10-23 Thread Polytropon
On Sun, 23 Oct 2011 06:04:14 -0700 (PDT), Bill Tillman wrote: I have two FreeBSD 8.2-STABLE servers running NFS. I have tons of files on Server A that I want to backup to a big drive on Sever B. Server B nfs_mounts one of the filesystems on Server A to /mnt. So if I wanted to make a backup

Re: Need to Backup Using Dump

2011-10-23 Thread Peter Vereshagin
Hello. 2011/10/23 21:08:14 +0200 Polytropon free...@edvax.de = To Bill Tillman : P The dump + restore mechanism operates on device files P representing a file system, not a _mounted_ file system, P as source. dump(8) is able to make a snapshot behind teh scenes, and use that snapshot as a source

Re: Need to Backup Using Dump

2011-10-23 Thread Warren Block
On Sun, 23 Oct 2011, Polytropon wrote: But note that this will dump the _complete_ file system's content to /mnt as dump cannot be more selective here. The nodump flag along with -h0 can be used to exclude files or directories. But agreed, dump is gear towards entire filesystems.

ZFS on root backup

2011-07-11 Thread Dick Hoogendijk
OK, so now my ZFS on root FreeBSD-8.2 system runs smoothly and I'm very happy being able to have ZFS (coming from solaris11), but.. what is the best strategy to back this fbsd system up. do I create various ZFS backup filesystem streams or can I easely backup the zroot pool as a whole

Re: ZFS on root backup

2011-07-11 Thread Matthew Seaman
On 11/07/2011 11:20, Dick Hoogendijk wrote: OK, so now my ZFS on root FreeBSD-8.2 system runs smoothly and I'm very happy being able to have ZFS (coming from solaris11), but.. what is the best strategy to back this fbsd system up. do I create various ZFS backup filesystem streams or can I

Re: ZFS on root backup

2011-07-11 Thread Joshua Isom
ZFS backup filesystem streams or can I easely backup the zroot pool as a whole? And if yes, how? Grateful for all the help I can get in these matters. [...] What ZFS does get you in terms of backups are two things: 1) Really easy and unlimited amounts of snap-shotting. As well

Re: ZFS on root backup

2011-07-11 Thread Randal L. Schwartz
Matthew == Matthew Seaman m.sea...@infracaninophile.co.uk writes: Matthew1) Really easy and unlimited amounts of snap-shotting. As well as Matthew making it really simple to get a coherent point-in-time backup of Matthew an active filesystem, they also give you a really simple

gptboot: invalid GPT backup header on soekris net5501

2011-03-30 Thread Matthias Teege
freebsd-ufs -l susr ad0 newfs -b 32768 -f 4096 -L root /dev/ad0p2 newfs -U -b 32768 -f 4096 -L var /dev/ad0p3 newfs -U -b 32768 -f 4096 -L usr /dev/ad0p4 After installing FreeBSD 8.2 the system (a soekris net5501) hangs on boot with gptboot: invalid GPT backup header . I'm not sure

Tape drive for backup soloution

2011-03-29 Thread William Brown
Hi I need to implement a tape drive backup solution at my place of work. I was wondering what is a good tape drive to get for this task, that works on freebsd with something like amanda. Its for a small business, and storing about 4TB max, and hopefully with some room spare for differential

Re: Tape drive for backup soloution

2011-03-29 Thread Gour
On Tue, 29 Mar 2011 16:56:18 +1030 William Brown william.e.br...@adelaide.edu.au wrote: Are there any recommendations that you can make about compatible solutions. My knowledge in this area is limited. My needs are not so big and I use HP Ultrium 448 (LTO-2) drive, but I'm sure that buying

Half a Mirror Backup

2011-01-02 Thread Jason C. Wells
Is using one half of a mirror as a backup a good/bad idea? I was thinking of rotating drives on a periodic basis as a back up method. You'd get the backup instantly, but rebuilding the mirror with the incoming drive would take a little time and leave you vulnerable to a small loss of data

Re: Half a Mirror Backup

2011-01-02 Thread David Brodbeck
On Sun, Jan 2, 2011 at 11:56 AM, Jason C. Wells j...@speakeasy.net wrote: Is using one half of a mirror as a backup a good/bad idea? I was thinking of rotating drives on a periodic basis as a back up method.  You'd get the backup instantly, but rebuilding the mirror with the incoming drive

Re: Half a Mirror Backup

2011-01-02 Thread Julian H. Stacey
David Brodbeck wrote: On Sun, Jan 2, 2011 at 11:56 AM, Jason C. Wells j...@speakeasy.net wrote: Is using one half of a mirror as a backup a good/bad idea? I was thinking of rotating drives on a periodic basis as a back up method.  You'd get the backup instantly, but rebuilding the mirror

Re: Half a Mirror Backup

2011-01-02 Thread Matthew Seaman
On 02/01/2011 20:30, David Brodbeck wrote: On Sun, Jan 2, 2011 at 11:56 AM, Jason C. Wells j...@speakeasy.net wrote: Is using one half of a mirror as a backup a good/bad idea? I was thinking of rotating drives on a periodic basis as a back up method. You'd get the backup instantly

ultimate backup choice

2010-12-11 Thread S Mathias
i have: SERVER A SERVER B with full root permisson [ssh, etc] each server has a folder. i want to backup a folder in SERVER A. are there any backup methods, that meets these two requirements? : 1) running from e.g.: a cronjob 2) when running, it just checks the folder in SERVER A and SERVER

Re: ultimate backup choice

2010-12-11 Thread Peter Boosten
On 11 dec 2010, at 13:17, S Mathias wrote: i have: SERVER A SERVER B with full root permisson [ssh, etc] each server has a folder. i want to backup a folder in SERVER A. are there any backup methods, that meets these two requirements? : 1) running from e.g.: a cronjob 2

Re: ultimate backup choice

2010-12-11 Thread Polytropon
On Sat, 11 Dec 2010 04:17:46 -0800 (PST), S Mathias smathias1...@yahoo.com wrote: each server has a folder. Allow me a polite sidenote: Please try to use the correct terminology. Those are called directories, not folders. i want to backup a folder in SERVER A. are there any backup

Re: ultimate backup choice

2010-12-11 Thread Indexer
://www.freebsd.org/doc/handbook/backup-basics.html William Brown pgp.mit.edu -BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE- Version: GnuPG/MacGPG2 v2.0.16 (Darwin) iQIcBAEBAgAGBQJNA6QxAAoJEHF16AnLoz6JRzsP/2rtrtu7a1vPc3jmhOMppg9q YJYcFTAOcVDR6rjb+82WBn75GgkhGWGfVmOwUThbyu/5kzfvsb70gVzWdia6RcuG

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