Apple announced the iCloud service and for someone like me, this is a great service. For a while, I have been battling with the problem of having access to common data on multiple computers, whether that be documents, calendaring information, or other documents from multiple computers. Having access to that data without having to rely […]
Thanks to my co-worker who pointed me to a really cool utility that uses rsync to provide TimeMachine-like backups. The utility is called rsnapshot and is based “on an article called Easy Automated Snapshot-Style Backups with Linux and Rsync, by Mike Rubel”.
This is something that is really easy to do in Important: FreeBSD features the growfs(8) command, which makes it possible to increase the size of file system on the fly, removing this limitation. Reference http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/handbook/disk-organization.html
FreeBSD is an awesome operating system, but if your machine is set up like mine… the drives spin all the time and can actually suck up some juice. A month later, opening the electric bill made my eyes open wider than they usually do at a bill when I see the bigger bill. Okay. I […]
Ha! I bought a new computer and with it, the pain of having to recreate a new TimeMachine backup on my FreeBSD server. This time, I didn’t feel like creating a sparsebundle image on a local disk and copying it to my server. Why should I? I have plenty of space on the servers. So, […]
You would think that you could use your FreeBSD server as a file server to host your backups. It’s not as easy as I thought it would be for my laptop working over a wireless network. I actually use Retrospect for my backups, but I found that as my data got bigger, reliable backups were […]