Backing Up ZFS
jcigar at ulb.ac.be
Fri Dec 19 12:58:54 UTC 2008
I would suggest Bacula, a bit hard to config but very flexible
On Fri, 2008-12-19 at 12:52 +0100, Wojciech Puchar wrote:
> > As ZFS is becoming more stable and approaching production ready, how
> > would one "Backup" ZFS? In terms of backing up to an external media or
> > storage rather than doing snapshots. In case the the server
> > spontaneously bursts into flames.
> use tar it's filesystem independent if you have tape drives.
> actually you can tar to anything even multivolume backup using USB
> connected drivers.
> > I'm just curious at what others are currently doing to back up huge
> > amounts of data. eg. 2TB and onwards.
> > 1. ZFS -> External HDD (External HDD aren't even big enough to handle
> > greater than 2TB) Taken offsite daily
> > 2. ZFS -> Another ZFS box (Not sure how you take it off site daily)
> > 3. ZFS -> Remote ZFS using RSync (Living in Australia, there are
> > limits on data transfer of a few hundred GB per month, to costs are
> > prohibitive)
> you don't require your backup target to have ZFS.
> all your 3 solutions are filesystem-independent
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