started playing with jails

Bill Moran wmoran at
Wed Mar 21 21:58:56 UTC 2007

In response to "Jonathan Horne" <freebsd at>:

[RE: jails]

> what is the best method for backup?  just back up the whole thing as if it were
> "files" on my host?

With 6.x, your best bet is to do a filesystem snapshot and back up the

Depending on your precise backup needs, however, this may be overkill.  You
can just backup individual files/directories.

If you use ezjail be careful not to follow mount points or you'll end up
backing up the same stuff over and over for each separate jail you have.

Bill Moran

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