Opened 5 years ago

Closed 5 years ago

#287 closed Feature Request (fixed)

destination directory for backups

Reported by: bjs Owned by:
Priority: minor Milestone: 8.0
Component: Life Preserver Version: 8.0
Keywords: Cc: trac-bugs@…

Description

It would be very nice if we could specify a destination directory on the rsync server for our backups instead of Life Preserver just dropping them in a user's home directory of that server. i.e. I have a couple of disks that are mirrored on a FreeNAS box that I already backup my servers to and would prefer to be able to set a directory from within Life Preserver to save my files in for my PC-BSD box so that all my backups are in the same place.

Surely it shouldn't be that hard to update the script and GUI front-end to make this possible.

Thank you for your time and a great product!

Change History (1)

comment:1 Changed 5 years ago by kris

  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Status changed from new to closed

Thanks for the suggestion! I've added this to LifePreserver? in 8-Stable for 8.1 down the road:

http://trac.pcbsd.org/changeset/6496

This update will let you change the remote dir you backup into (I.E. life-preserver/), however this is still relative to the users homedir on the remote system.

A good way to juggle around where the backup ultimately ends up is by creating a sym-link in the users homedir for "life-preserver/ -> /mirror/user/backup" or something of the like. Additionally if you setup a user on the remote side, you can always change its homedir to somewhere within your mirror disk.

I.E

/tankmirror/backupuser/

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