1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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 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 be pleasurable feature...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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?
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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.
  13. 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...
  14. 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?
  15. 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...
  16. D

    Simple backup protocol for home user.

    I'm new to FreeBSD and have just installed a 12.1 release 32-bit version with Mate desktop, OpenOffice, Thunderbird and Firefox are all installed, and even the printer is working. So before I inevitably mess things up, I am looking for some pointers on how best to go about backing up the...
  17. Buck

    ZFS Automate ZFS snapshot backups to another drive

    So there are several utilities in ports that provide convenient snapshot management, but I haven't been able to find one that would similarly automate cloning and managing those snapshots to a different drive/zfs pool installed in the same machine. What I'm looking to have is not a clone of the...
  18. A

    Solved dump(8) keeps giving "unknown file system" when cloning partition

    I would like to migrate a virtual machine's filesystem onto a smaller virtual disk using dump. I have tried both using the 12.1-RELEASE installer in live CD mode, and also attaching the disks to a separate VM running 12.0-RELEASE, but dump keeps failing on me with "unknown file system". I try...
  19. vermaden

    HOWTO: FreeBSD Enterprise 1 PB Storage

    Today FreeBSD operating system turns 26 years old. 19 June is an International FreeBSD Day. This is why I got something special today :) FreeBSD Enterprise 1 PB Storage #verblog #backup #beadm #enterprise #freebsd...
  20. RedPhoenix

    ZFS How Do I Use ZFS On My Server?

    So I'm reading about ZFS on the FreeBSD ZFS quick-start guide, and I'm stuck at this part: when I attempt to use a device (/dev/da0), it throws an error and the device dissapears until I reboot. :\ Specifically, this: zpool create example/ dev/da0, and throws the error: cannot open '/dev/da0'...