backup solution for home FreeBSD server

Roland Smith rsmith at
Fri Apr 6 06:20:20 UTC 2007

On Thu, Apr 05, 2007 at 11:06:44PM -0700, Vlad Skvortsov wrote:
> Robert Huff wrote:
> >> I'm looking for an external backup solution for my FreeBSD file
> >> server.  I want it to be pluggable via USB interface (I'd share
> >> it with a couple of servers). I'd also like to be able to move
> >> backups to an off-site storage, so external HDD won't probably
> >> work for me. My data size is currently about 50G, but I expect it
> >> to grow to about 250G. My price range is below $300.
> >> 
> >> Suggestions?
> >>    
> >
> >	Check out Addonics, particularly the Saturn system.
> >	I have one of these:
> >
> >
> >  
> Yep, this looks interesting. However, can you say if there is any 
> significant advantage of this Saturn enclosures over "standard" ones, 
> besides the cyphering feature?

If you want encryption, you can use geli(8). This encrypts the raw disk
with AES. I'm using it with my USB backup disk.

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