[nycbug-talk] zfs backup scripts?

Isaac Levy isaac at diversaform.com
Fri Jan 8 09:14:27 EST 2010

Hi Charles,

On Jan 8, 2010, at 3:26 AM, Charles Sprickman wrote:

> Howdy,
> There's lots of stuff out there, but I'm looking for something that  
> basically works like "rsnapshot", but rather than doing all the  
> linking magic rsnapshot does, it uses zfs snapshots (and has a nice  
> retention config for daily/weekly/yearly snapshots)...
> Has anyone found such a beast?  This might very well be a case of  
> everyone rolling their own, as that's what I'm tempted to do at this  
> point, and I'm not a big fan of writing something when it already  
> exists.
> Thanks,
> Charles

Been using ZFS for both our NFS servers and backup machines, and we  
rolled our own scripts to snapshot the volumes, pulled from cron.

The hardest part was getting people various groups to come clean on  
their backup needs, so we could get the frequency vs. storage needs to  
fit our budget.


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