Disaster recovery

Ted Cabeen secabeen at pobox.com
Wed Apr 30 09:36:32 PDT 2003

"Thomas Dwyer" <tom at dwyers.ca> writes:

> Hello
> We are in the final stages of a migration from Win2k to FreeBSD for Web Server and Email.
> Everything is ready for the big switchover.  I would like some
> advice on disaster recovery planning.  What to use for remote backup
> (tar?).  And with a .tar file, is it possible to resore the /usr
> partition over top of a clean FreeBSD install .. etc

Use AMANDA.  It's a nice system that uses FreeBSD's native dump and
restore utilites to backup any number of UNIX machines to a central
backup server with tape or disk.  http://www.amanda.org or
misc/amanda-server and misc/amanda-client in the ports tree.

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