Posts Tagged ‘openfiler’

Openfiler or FreeNAS with backuppc?

January 8, 2008

Well I have been testing them both. They are both very nice packages. My goal is to have backuppc to take care of backups in my homenetwork. Unfortunately none of them come with backuppc preloaded.

I somehow like openfiler more: it is under more active development, it is based on rpath and it is easier to load other packages on it.

Openfiler comes with bacula preloaded, but it is an overkill for my purposes. I somehow like backuppc approach and design a lot.

I tried to install backuppc on openfiler, but I could not get perl modules installed. I am not that familiar with conary pkg management and conary repositories did not have recent backuppc packages available so I gave up. I’m not sure if you can install backuppc on FreeNAS?

Also I tried to run backuppc on my other server and store backups on my openfiler over NFS. Backuppc caused my other linux server to crash when rsyncing large files. Not very good since this other server is my mythbackend…


Openfiler on USB stick

January 8, 2008

I followed h@nnes instructions. The only thing I had to do was to add more sleep to load modules.

Here is my init file:

[root@nasse ~]# cat /tmp/a/init
#!/bin/nashmount -t proc /proc /proc
echo Mounted /proc filesystem
echo Mounting sysfs
mount -t sysfs /sys /sys
echo Creating /dev
mount -o mode=0755 -t tmpfs /dev /dev
mknod /dev/console c 5 1
mknod /dev/null c 1 3
mknod /dev/zero c 1 5
mkdir /dev/pts
mkdir /dev/shm
echo Starting udev
echo -n “/sbin/hotplug” > /proc/sys/kernel/hotplug
echo “Loading jbd.ko module”
insmod /lib/jbd.ko
echo “Loading ext3.ko module”
insmod /lib/ext3.ko
insmod /lib/scsi_mod.ko
insmod /lib/sr_mod.ko
insmod /lib/sd_mod.ko
insmod /lib/ehci-hcd.ko
insmod /lib/ohci-hcd.ko
insmod /lib/uhci-hcd.ko
echo Sleeping 10secs…
sleep 10
insmod /lib/usb-storage.ko
echo Sleeping 12secs…
sleep 12
echo Creating root device
mkrootdev /dev/root
#/sbin/sfdisk -R /dev/sda
echo Mounting root filesystem
mount -o defaults –ro -t ext3 /dev/root /sysroot
echo Switching to new root
switchroot –movedev /sysroot
[root@nasse ~]#