Help backing up to networked drive
gayn.winters at bristolsystems.com
Thu Jan 19 09:57:22 PST 2006
> [mailto:owner-freebsd-questions at freebsd.org] On Behalf Of
> Mike Loiterman
> Sent: Thursday, January 19, 2006 8:17 AM
> To: freebsd-questions at freebsd.org
> Subject: RE: Help backing up to networked drive
> Mike Loiterman <mailto:mike at ascendency.net> wrote:
> > I would like to backup my server to a firewire drive
> > connected to a Macintosh Mini. Both machines are on my local
> > network and, of course, behind a secure firewall.
> > Right now I'm using this script to take backups:
> > #!/bin/sh
> > /sbin/dump -0uanL -f - / | gzip -2 | ssh -c blowfish
> > mike at 192.168.1.11 dd of=/Volumes/Server-Backup/dump-root.gz && \
> > /sbin/dump -0uanL -f - /tmp | gzip -2 | ssh -c blowfish
> > mike at 192.168.1.11 dd of=/Volumes/Server-Backup/dump-tmp.gz && \
> > /sbin/dump -0uanL -f - /usr | gzip -2 | ssh -c blowfish
> > mike at 192.168.1.11 dd of=/Volumes/Server-Backup/dump-usr.gz && \
> > /sbin/dump -0uanL -f - /var | gzip -2 | ssh -c blowfish
> > mike at 192.168.1.11 dd of=/Volumes/Server-Backup/dump-var.gz
> > This is working fine, but I have to run the script mannually
> > and enter the password.
> Actually, I take it back. The original script doesn't work.
> dd gives an error when I try to backup /usr saying that the
> file is too
> large...it dies at 4GB.
Not knowing anything about the mac mini, I can only guess: Have you
tried using a partition name for dd of= instead of a file name?
Bristol Systems Inc.
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