[CentOS] ZFS on Linux testing

Wed Dec 18 15:13:58 UTC 2013
Chuck Munro <chuckm at seafoam.net>

On 12/18/2013, 04:00 ,  lists at benjamindsmith.com wrote:
> I may be being presumptuous, and if so, I apologize in advance...
> It sounds to me like you might consider a disk-to-disk backup solution.
> I could suggest dirvish, BackupPC, or our own home-rolled rsync-based
> solution that works rather well:http://www.effortlessis.com/backupbuddy/
> Note that with these solutions you get multiple save points that are
> deduplicated with hardlinks so you can (usually) keep dozens of save
> points in perhaps 2x the disk space of a single copy. Also, because of
> this, you can go back a few days / weeks / whatever when somebody
> deletes a file. In our case, we make the backed up directories available
> via read-only ftp so that end users can recover their files.
> I don't know if dirvish offers this, but backupbuddy also allows you to
> run pre and post backup shell scripts, which we use (for example) for
> off-site archiving to permanent storage since backup save points expire.
> -Ben

Not presumptuous at all!  I have not heard of backupbuddy (or dirvish), 
so I should investigate.  Your description makes it sound somewhat like 
OS-X Time Machine, which I like a lot.  I did try backuppc but it got a 
bit complex to manage IMHO.

Thanks for the tip!