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 […]

The 10 Best VMware Virtual Appliances

As suggested in the comments, I’ve updated this post here: http://blandname.com/2012/04/09/top-10-virtual-appliances-revisited/ Daniel and Bitnami have quite a few of these already published, which is pretty cool!  This list is subjective, and you’ve been warned! All of these virtual appliances have been tested with ESX server, and may have issues elsewhere. For appliances that needed it, I […]