1. J

    ZFS Security issues with snapshots for (longer term) backups

    I use ZFS snapshots and mirroring (both on a harddrive that is permanently connected and on harddrives that aren't always connected) as a means of keeping backups of my data. Using the snapshots, I can go back in time if I accidentally delete files or something else happened to my data on the...
  2. N

    migrate os from computer to another

    Hello FreeBSD 9.1 stable. gpart show => 34 2147483581 da0 GPT (1.0T) 34 128 1 freebsd-boot (64k) 162 2957184 2 freebsd-ufs (1.4G) 2957346 2097152 3 freebsd-ufs (1.0G) 5054498 2116026368 4 freebsd-ufs (1T) 2121080866...
  3. gpw928

    iPhone backup

    My 13 year old Windows box just died. No point resurrecting, as it's Windows 8.1, but I do need a new way to back up my iPhone (that does not involve Apple's cloud). It's running iOS 16.5.1(c). Is anyone backing up their iPhone with comms/libimobiledevice? I have failed at the first hurdle...
  4. V

    Does pkg backup still exist?

    Hi guys, I was reading and came across pkg backup -r /path/to/pkg.sql but my FreeBSD 13.2-RELEASE system with packages from Quarterly says that the command doesn't exist. I even tried pkg alias but didn't find it. Am I missing something or is the...
  5. L

    ZFS zfs send | zfs recv: security considerations

    Hi, I have set up zfs send | zfs recv replication as an unprivileged user. The purpose is to have an off-site backup process that is a) fast, and b) secure, in the sense that a successful cryptolocker attack on the primary backup would be partitioned off by the dint of append-only replication...
  6. freezr

    ZFS SSD replacing - suggestions?

    Dear All, one of my SSD disks (the older one) is almost reaching its end of life, I need to replace it, I was looking for some hints to make this faster and bullet proof as much as possible... The disk (ada01) is a ZFS striped disk to ada02, the boot and efi are on ada03 which is also where the...
  7. M

    Alternative to clonehdd?

    Previously, prior to FreeBSD 9.0, disk cloning successfully used sysutils/clonehdd. Unfortunately, the utility does not work with modern GPT partitions.. Has there been a convenient alternative to backup disk, cloning under FreeBSВ, conveniently creating an exact copy of the disk? Perhaps...
  8. Buck

    mysqldump replacement or correct options?

    I'm not too skilled in SQL software in general and always relied on mysqldump command to do complete and comprehensive "snapshot-type" backup of everything. However I found out recently that it doesn't work properly on some complex databases, such as the one created by Magento. Backups would be...
  9. Sergei_Shablovsky

    ZFS Complete tool for automated backups to Amazon AWS, Google Cloud, or Microsoft Azure

    Hi FreeBSD Gurus! Please suggest me tool (ready-to-use package with webGUI for tuning and operation, would be perfect) to automate/schedule backup (whole ZFS drive or part of it) on the fly to cloud drive like AWS. Ability to making backup on external mass storage (USB/SATA/FC-connected) would...
  10. C

    Local Full FreeBSD Ports Repo?

    I'd like to host a local replication of the entire FreeBSD Ports trees along with rolling updates which divert things like historical code changes within a repo to separate branches such that if there's a malicious editor of a repo they don't overwrite local copies of code. Is there a simple...
  11. M

    Backup solution for dedicated root server + storage box at Hetzner

    A dedicated root server at Hetzner running FreeBSD 13.0-RELEASE-p7 with 2 x 512GB NVMe configured as ZFS mirror and a storage box with 100GB offering access by scp / rsync / BorgBackup (but no ssh login). # zfs list NAME USED AVAIL REFER MOUNTPOINT zroot...
  12. H

    Solved Backup unencrypted datasets into encrypted datasets

    This is probably a trivial question, but I'm failing to figure it out myself after reading a lot of documentation. I've my laptop running an up-to-date 13.0-RELEASE, with zfs on top of geli. So, datasets are *not* encrypted, but encryption is done on the lower level. I've a single snapshot in...
  13. blind0ne

    Upgreade major version with full backup and restore?

    Hello, I'm currently using freeBSD 12.2 or something like that. There are few services running on. The question is such - how can I backup the whole system and upgrade it to 13.x latest releese and how to rollback to stable state in the case if I'll face failure. The only Idea that I have on my...
  14. Cesc

    Create UFS system for backups

    Hello everyone, I have an extra hard drive and I would like to use it for small backups, How can I format it in UFS and add it in fstab?
  15. Alain De Vos

    Backup userdata & etc config data in one go.

    This is more a trick. The power of mounting nullfs filesystems is underrated. I configured my PC for a separate zfs filesystem /usr/home How to take incremental snapshots ? Incremental snapshots use very little diskspace so you can run them easily every 30 minutes. The script below takes such an...
  16. A

    Solved How FreeBSD Forums prevented me from KMS

    3.15 inch OneHalf and the tale of long-tailed !ant¡-Virus distribution Many years ago, after I got bitten by OneHalf, I've developed some kind of backup procedure. It wasn't perfect at the time, but it was working and got better over several years. I don't consume antivirus, and I disable...
  17. T

    Backup DUMP/RESTORE file format

    Hello, I'm trying to find the definition of FreeBSD's DUMP/RESTORE file structure. Can anyone point me in the right direction? Google is determined to point me towards BSODs, core dumps, the man page for dump, etc, everything exept what I need. TIA.
  18. T

    general/other Complete VM backup & restore

    Hello there, I m currently running a live freebsd-12 VM with google cloud and I would like to move the image to another provider; is there a way to complete backup & restore the "Live Server" while it is running and restore it to another VM with another provider? saw many articles about rsync...
  19. F

    Solved Getting image file from ZFS disk

    I want to full back up my FreeBSD 12.2 system. I want a image file that be able to setup other computers. How?
  20. M

    Backing up my files

    Hi Folks, I have a raspberry pi running FreeBSD that is booted off of a USB I need to backup the current FreeBSD operating system and all of its files and contents to a second USB that I am plugging into the raspberry pi. Currently, I am looking through the manual and seeing the cp command...