Sorta OT - Backup solutions Mac to FreeBSD

Philip Hallstrom freebsd at
Fri Jan 26 22:07:54 UTC 2007

> Hello all,
> I have been poking around the 'Net a bit looking for an easy to use
> backup solution for our Mac's (1 mini, 1 powerbook, more in the
> future).
> Basically there is a server, offsite (FBSD 6.2) with 2 RAID 5 arrays.
> I would like to be able to set the 2 (for now) clients to
> automatically, incrementally backup certain directories, nightly.
> Something encrypted would be nice aswell.
> This one looks interesting to me:
> If anyone has used an open source solution for this , I would
> genuinely appreciate hearing about it.

I don't, but you could use rsync over ssh if you just want a mirrored 
copy... and if you set up rsync to archive changed files you can keep a 
history as well.  I do that for about 20 servers now and it works great. 
No reason a mac wouldn't work.

Let me know if you're interested in the scripts...

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