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Making duplicity and ncftpput play nice with vsftpd FTP daemon

25-Jun-14

I’ve been setting up yet another remote backup lately (see associated problem here). For this purpose (on Unix), the duplicity solution looks ideal. However, I’ve tried it on a couple of lightweight FTP servers (a TL-WDR3600 and a Raspberry Pi) and neither of them work. I keep getting a “Permission Denied” message. I did quite […]

Crashplan running on FreeBSD

07-Apr-11

Just gathering bits of information on how to get this done: The first set of instructions (for FreeBSD 7.x) was here:CrashPlan on FreeBSD HOWTO This didn’t work that well on FreeBSD 8.x. There was some problem with epoll. The breakthrough came from Aaron here: Add -Djava.nio.channels.spi.SelectorProvider=sun.nio.ch.PollSelectorProvider to the bin/run.conf for the engine. Finally, here’s an […]

Setting up automated ZFS snapshots on FreeBSD

20-Jan-10

Using the port sysutils/zfs-snapshot-mgmt. The make is taking a while, because it had to pull in Ruby. Luckily, my new FreeBSD machine has a whopping 160 GB hard drive. No worries. However, I wonder if I should’ve used the alternative. Just didn’t want to install something that doesn’t register with the FreeBSD packages/ports. Initially left […]