Quick, simple backup solution
Teo De Las Heras
teoheras at gmail.com
Sun Dec 25 08:56:26 PST 2005
Great Site!! Thanks...
On 23 Dec 2005 15:29:41 -0500, Lowell Gilbert <
freebsd-questions-local at be-well.ilk.org> wrote:
> "Joe Wood" <dot.sn1tch at gmail.com> writes:
> > I am looking for a quick backup solution for my freebsd machine.
> Currently I
> > backup to a DDS-4 DAT drive using the following while in "/":
> > tar -cf /dev/sa0 -I /root/includes -X /root/excludes .
> > I am aware of bacula, Amanda, cpio, and dump but to me tar is the ideal
> > method so if anyone had a simple script to automate this process I would
> > greatly appreciate some help in making my own.
> Since we have no idea *why* you consider tar ideal, we can't really
> tell what would help your particular needs.
> On my page of FreeBSD tricks (http://be-well.ilk.org/~lowell/systuff/),
> I have a brief essay on what to consider when designing a backup
> strategy (http://be-well.ilk.org/~lowell/systuff/backup-strategy.txt),
> as well as some script I use for backups via both tar and dump
> (http://be-well.ilk.org/~lowell/systuff/scripts/systemTarBackup and
> Make what you can out of these hints.
> Be well.
> Lowell Gilbert, embedded/networking software engineer, Boston area
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