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

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Mon Dec 8 19:37:01 EST 2008

In etc passwd use rsync as the shell

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From: Matt Juszczak
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Subject: [nycbug-talk] Setting up a FreeBSD "backup" box
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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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