RSync Files to a Unix/BSD Backup Device from your Mac Laptop

My photo-taking workflow while on vacation usually involves taking a lot of photos daily, dumping them to a laptop, processing, then backing them up once I have returned home. Previously, I accomplished this manually using BeyondCompare for Windows, as that would run on Windows Home Server. Since moving to ZFS-based storage, however, this is no […]

Clear All ZFS Snapshots

If you’ve been running snapshots for a while and have already backed them up, you might occasional need to delete all zfs snapshots for your pool. Typically, you’d do this as part of your backup script, assuming that they have been written correctly. First, to find the used snapshot space, run this command: zfs list […]

ZFS Build Checklist

I’ve decided to replace the Windows Home Server Vail server with something capable of handling newer builds of ZFS and the inherent deduploication. Here’s a quick kit list and build diary I’ll try to keep up-to-date as I go along. Kit: Dell Perc6i – this is essentially a port multiplier. I scored it from eBay […]

EMC Buys Into Cloud Computing with Pi Acquisition

From TechTarget: EMC Corp. has acquired a startup still in stealth called Pi Corp. in an all-cash transaction for an undisclosed amount. Pi Corp. founder and CEO Paul Maritz will join EMC as president and general manager of EMC’s newly created best cloud storage infrastructure and Services Division, reporting directly to EMC CEO Joe Tucci. […]