Tag: backups

Backing up every few minutes with simplesnap

February 13th, 2014, 12 Comments

I’ve written a lot lately about ZFS, and one of its very nice features is the ability to make snapshots that are lightweight, space-efficient, and don’t hurt performance (unlike, say, LVM snapshots). ZFS also has “zfs send” and “zfs receive” commands that can send the content of the snapshot, or a delta between two snapshots, […]

rdiff-backup, ZFS, and rsync scripts

January 25th, 2011, 17 Comments

rdiff-backup vs. ZFS As I’ve been writing about backups, I’ve gone ahead and run some tests with rdiff-backup. I have been using rdiff-backup personally for many years now — probably since 2002, when I packaged it up for Debian. It’s a nice, stable system, but I always like to look at other options for things […]


May 5th, 2006, 1 Comment

Lately we’ve been looking at backup solutions at work. And I’ve got to say that Bacula is looking downright awesome. It’s GPL’d and it has just about every feature a person could ask for. I am a complete Bacula newbie. Today, after using Bacula for a total of about 30-60 minutes, I added the first […]


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