continuous backup solution for FreeBSD

Mike Meyer mwm-keyword-freebsdhackers2.e313df at
Mon Oct 6 22:28:32 UTC 2008

On Mon, 6 Oct 2008 14:24:32 -0700
George Hartzell <hartzell at> wrote:
> There were a couple of threads about using kqueue or other FreeBSD
> tools to build something like Mac OS X's Time Machine.  R1soft's
> software sounds very similar.

Time machine doesn't do continuous backups, it does them once an hour
or so. People have built similar systems on top of rsync; I did it on
top of zfs (turned out to be to fragile, though). You then just need a
spiffy GUI for wondering through the backups.

Mike Meyer <mwm at>
Independent Network/Unix/Perforce consultant, email for more information.

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