suggestion on a backup utility
jerrymc at msu.edu
Tue May 6 19:57:37 UTC 2008
On Tue, May 06, 2008 at 12:06:03PM -0400, David Banning wrote:
> I wonder if anyone can recommend a good backup utility for FreeBSD.
> If it's in the ports, great. I would like to just specify which
> directories I would like to backup, how often and have it tar or zip
> the files into a directory - if it has off-site ftp, fine, but I can
> do that part myself via crontab.
How about using dump(8)/restore(8).
It will handle all file situations correctly.
Its main knock is that it can only dump by file systems and
not sub-directories, though you can restore by subdirectory or
It can easily be used in a script too.
> I realize I could just make a script file with some tar commands,
> but I'm looking for something that is quicker to maintain and
> allows me to organize what I'm backing up.
> I have been using reoback but recently I ran into some problems
> with is duplicating files X 10! - I looked into to solving it but
> it might be easier to just try something else.
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