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Date:      Thu, 6 Dec 2018 21:50:34 +0100
From:      Ruben <mail@osfux.nl>
To:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: Advice on backups
Message-ID:  <410bbeca-dc2b-e63a-d29a-c56241b11146@osfux.nl>
In-Reply-To: <621C323D0BC19E195684F522@Pauls-MacBook-Pro.local>
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Hi Paul,

On 12/6/18 7:07 PM, Paul Schmehl wrote:
> --On December 6, 2018 at 9:36:32 AM +0100 Ruben <mail@osfux.nl> wrote:
> 
>>
> 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.
> 
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There is excellent documentation available online. Apart from that, 
there are 2 excellent and affordable books on the subject :

https://www.tiltedwindmillpress.com/product/fmzfs/
https://www.tiltedwindmillpress.com/product/fmaz/

They cover the everything you might want to know (and a lot more...) and 
are fun to read.

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>> 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.
> 

Seems you have that covered then :)

Regards,

Ruben



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