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Date:      Thu, 06 Dec 2018 12:07:32 -0600
From:      Paul Schmehl <>
To:        Ruben <>,
Subject:   Re: Advice on backups
Message-ID:  <621C323D0BC19E195684F522@Pauls-MacBook-Pro.local>
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--On December 6, 2018 at 9:36:32 AM +0100 Ruben <> wrote:

> Hi Paul,
> On 12/5/18 11:29 PM, Paul Schmehl wrote:
>> I manage a couple of servers on the internet. There are no backup or
> Stuff snipped
> Are you using ZFS on those servers? If so, I would definately consider
> implementing some sort of snapshotting scheme (using zxfer and zfsnap)
> for your backups.
One of the servers I manage runs zfs, but I confess the technology is a 
mystery to me. I tried and failed to wrap my head around using it for 

> Also, are you only using apache data? A lot of webservers are running
> with stuff like Mysql / Elasticsearch "nowadays".
I use mysql, and I've been backing up the dbs to Dropbox for quite a while 
now. I do not use Elasticsearch.

Paul Schmehl, Retired
As if it wasn't already obvious, my opinions
are my own and not those of my employer.
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renounced the use of reason as to administer
medication to the dead." Thomas Jefferson
"There are some ideas so wrong that only a very
intelligent person could believe in them." George Orwell

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