Backup scheme

Svein Halvor Halvorsen svein-freebsd-questions at
Sat Nov 19 16:35:07 GMT 2005

* Lowell Gilbert [2005-11-19 08:58 -0500]
>  Svein Halvor Halvorsen <svein-freebsd-questions at> writes:
:  : 
>  > So I've got 1-6 working. This gived my a space efficient backup system, 
>  > remotely stored. As to pt. 7, I was thinking of using NFS, but since the 
>  > remote server is behind NAT, this seems unfeasible. So now what?
>  > 
>  > NFS over VPN? ggated/ggatec? Other solutions?
>  Routing protocols aren't going to help.  If you want to mount a
>  filesystem remotely, you need some kind of network filesystem.  NFS is
>  the most common way to do this, but should only be used on secure
>  networks (you should be able to make it traverse NAT okay, but if
>  there's a NAT in the way I'll guess there's probably also a public
>  internet).  Running NFS over an encrypted VPN is an obvious idea; you
>  might want to look at net/arla (AFS) as well.  There is work on an
>  ssh-based remote filesystem ("fuse"), but I don't know much about it
>  yet, beyond the fact that the recent FreeBSD status report announced
>  it ready for use. 

Ok, thanks for the pointers. I will look into those. But how about GEOM 
gate? Is that out of the questions? That is also unencrypted, but of this 
is non-sensitive data. Is ggate feasible?

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