[nycbug-talk] Setting up a FreeBSD "backup" box

Matt Juszczak matt at atopia.net
Mon Dec 8 19:34:39 EST 2008


If you were given the task of setting up a FreeBSD box with 1 TB disk 
space (mirrored RAID 1) for use by multiple clients for backing up their 
data (mostly via rsync and sftp), how would you set it up?  Yes, its a 
given that one would use a minimalist install, create home dirs for each 
client, enable quotas to keep file storage under control, but what else? 
Is there a shell out there that ONLY allows the use of rsync and perhaps 
sftp?  I've seen rbash and people also set the shell to sftp-server.

Just wondering how others would set this up.  Thanks!


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