backup tools

Chad Perrin perrin at
Sat Jun 23 01:32:05 UTC 2012

On Fri, Jun 22, 2012 at 08:14:34PM -0500, Adam Vande More wrote:
> On Fri, Jun 22, 2012 at 11:09 AM, Chad Perrin <perrin at> wrote:
> > I'm setting up a "new" backup server using FreeBSD.  It will be used for
> > backing up laptops, which will not be connected to the network by any
> > kind of schedule, so backups will be initiated manually rather than by
> > cron or other scheduled procedures.  I'm trying to decide on what tools
> > to use for managing backups.  In the past I have used rsync, which has
> > worked reasonably well, but fails one of my desired criteria for the new
> > backup procedures, and is less than ideal for others.
> >
> One's I use or have used:
> sysutils/rdiff-backup
> sysutils/tarsnap
> misc/amanda-server

Unfortunately, one of those is GPL, another is subject to proprietary
licensing, and the last has a bunch of (otherwise unnecessary on the
server) GNU project dependencies.

Chad Perrin [ original content licensed OWL: ]

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