Dan Langille, known FreeBSD contributor, shows us how to use Apple Time Capsule to back up your ZFS filesystem. Follow the link below for the full set of instructions.
First, all credit goes to Mark Felder’s blog post upon which this is based.
You can buy an Apple Time Capsule (I did) to back up your Mac. Now that I have two MacBook’s, I have run out of space, so now I want to backup to ZFS.
By backing up to my ZFS filesystem:
- I am no longer constrained to the capacity of a single disk
- I can backup my backups to tape
- I have the checksums of ZFS
- I can separate different devices into different ZFS filesystems
What’s not to like about that?
Access from a different subnet
IMPORTANT If you are on a VPN or are likely to be, you may want to read Accessing your Time Capsule when on a different subnet first.
Your first backup should be done on a wired network if possible. It will be faster.
The install …