On 09/13/11 09:20 PM, cephas maposah wrote:
On Tue, Sep 13, 2011 at 11:07 AM, Ian Collins <i...@ianshome.com
On 09/13/11 09:00 PM, Peter Tribble wrote:
On Tue, Sep 13, 2011 at 9:48 AM, cephas
maposah<mapo...@gmail.com <mailto:mapo...@gmail.com>> wrote:
i have an issue with my ZFS system, i have 5 file systems
and i need to take
a daily backup of these onto tape. how best do you think i
should do these?
the smallest filesystem is about 50GB
here is what i have been doing i take snapshots of the 5
file systems, i zfs
send these into a directory gzip the the files and then
tar them onto tape.
this takes a considerable amount of time.
my question is there a faster and better way of doing this?
So you zfs send to a file and save the file to tape?
Personally, I use zfs send and zfs receive to replicate the
a second system, and then simply tar the replicated file system
to tape. That way I'm not dependent on zfs to get the data back
(and can get individual files/directories back if necessary, which
it often is). And you have the ability to slot that copy of
instantly into service if the primary copy fails.
I'd also add that unless you are sending tapes off-site, having a
snapshots on a seconds system can save you a lot of incremental
i do send the tapes offline. The idea of sending onto another system
seems an excellent idea but i would still need to send them to tape.
if i tar or dump the replicated filesystems this will chew up a lot of
space since my filesystems are almost 900GB in total
Pipe the output of tar or what ever you use through gzip (as you were
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