Thursday, December 18, 2008

Backup FreeNAS using rsync to a rsync-server

It is a little bit difficult to find out how to backup data from a FreeNAS-Server to a different rsync-server. In my case I have a QNAP TS-209 configured as a rsync-server. To this NAS device, I want to backup my data once a day.

The trick is to use the LOCAL rsync configuration of FreeNAS. The rsync-server is here called 'soulcube'. 

I've configured four backup jobs. Here is the example of my photo share.

Source share - the_directory_you_want_to_backup
Destination share - servername::rsync_share

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

FreeNAS 0.7 (rev. 3953) and ZFS

I've tried to use with the latest Nightly Buid of FreeNAS 0.7 (rev. 3953) ZFS. Unfortunately I was not able to import my ZFS-Pool.

The error message just showed the following...

kernel: KLD zfs.ko: depends on opensolaris - not available

Currently there is no solution for this problem :-(