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Date:      Thu, 06 Dec 2018 12:07:32 -0600
From:      Paul Schmehl <pschmehl_lists@tx.rr.com>
To:        Ruben <mail@osfux.nl>, freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: Advice on backups
Message-ID:  <621C323D0BC19E195684F522@Pauls-MacBook-Pro.local>
In-Reply-To: <9e6d88c8-8d0a-1415-d1db-33be8f7d713b@osfux.nl>
References:  <BE8953A062425223C2B04E31@Pauls-MacBook-Pro.local> <9e6d88c8-8d0a-1415-d1db-33be8f7d713b@osfux.nl>

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--On December 6, 2018 at 9:36:32 AM +0100 Ruben <mail@osfux.nl> 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 
backups.

> 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
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