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Date:      Wed, 19 Jul 2017 23:38:38 -0400
From:      Roger Pate <>
To:        fml <>
Cc:        freebsd-questions <>
Subject:   Re: Can I use FreeBSD as a desktop system?
Message-ID:  <>
In-Reply-To: <20170719151943.GA1859@avalon.thwn>
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On Wed, Jul 19, 2017 at 11:19 AM, fml <> wrote:
> - backups (the usual suspects; since I need encrypted off-site backups
> I'm investigating Tarsnap, avaiable as package);

Tarsnap works great on FreeBSD. I have this script in my crontab:

#!/bin/sh -ue
cd /
# /usr/local/bin not in default PATH from cron
/root/bin/tarsnap-backup "$tarsnap" roger home/roger/serve/hg
home/roger/vault home/roger/projects

case "$(date +%d)" in
    01|15) /root/bin/tarsnap-prune-old "$tarsnap" --keep-days=30 roger ;;

Where tarsnap-backup and tarsnap-prune-old are from my repo
(as well as cronic, used to call the above script from cron).

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