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Date:      Tue, 15 May 2007 20:23:05 -0400
From:      Jerry McAllister <jerrymc@msu.edu>
To:        Phusion <phusion2k@gmail.com>
Cc:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: Backing up large partitions
Message-ID:  <20070516002305.GB46204@gizmo.acns.msu.edu>
In-Reply-To: <c3ed3fdc0705151427t58bc30cav4037d4ac64c5c0eb@mail.gmail.com>
References:  <c3ed3fdc0705151427t58bc30cav4037d4ac64c5c0eb@mail.gmail.com>

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On Tue, May 15, 2007 at 04:27:01PM -0500, Phusion wrote:

> I need some advice on how to backup a UNIX server. The server has
> multiple large partitions ranging from 200 to 400 GB. Also, the server
> doesn't have a tape drive. We recently got a large NAS device that has
> 2 TB of storage space. The UNIX server has Samba installed and can be
> setup to mount a Windows network share. I would like the ability to
> run full and incremental backups as well as restores. Let me know what
> you think.

Depends a little on what you will do, but generally
you can run dump(8) to a file and that file can be located
anywhere you can read/write.

Dump is the UNIX backup soution.    Now, if you want to create
an alternate server, then consider rsync.   Its in the ports.

////jerry

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