dweimer at dweimer.net
Tue Jul 8 14:29:55 UTC 2014
Has anyone had any luck backing up a FreeBSD machine with IBM Tivoli?
I have tried doing a Centos 5.10(i386) jail, to run the Tivoli Client
(6.2.5, latest version I found with 32 bit support), however I get an
out of memory error as soon as it tries to find files to backup.
I made an attempt to run a Debian kFreeBSD(amd64) jail, no luck Tivoli
Binary still uses Linux emulation, stuck with 32bit. Tried Debian
kFreeBSD(i386) jail. Gave up fairly quickly because of ELF errors.
I am currently backing up all of my FreeBSD machines with Bacula, which
works great, but I don't have a tape drive available for it, so its just
backed up to disk. To this point the FreeBSD machines I maintain at the
corporate office are proxy / service type machines. Backups are
primarily to get get configuration information, offsite backups are not
a great concern as being able to restore only speeds up rebuilding a
server from scratch instead of me having to manually edit
configurations. I am looking to implement a new server to provide
Subversion services which will have actual data on it that we will be
legally required to have available for 7 years.
I am out of ideas to try myself, short of setting up a Linux machine
supported by IBM Tivoli and mounting snapshots of my FreeBSD volumes
read only to it, and backing them up that way, of course this leans
towards just storing the subversion repository there instead of on the
FreeBSD machine. Has anyone else had any luck, or tried any other
options I have thought of yet?
Dean E. Weimer
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