Category: Backup

How to resize partitions on OpenBSD

My home mail server complains about a full /var partition. Actually, the partition is not full. However, it does not have enough free space to update the malware database of ClamAV. Therefore, I have to do something about it. Unfortunately I do not have any free space adjacent to /var on the disk. So growfs(8)…


How to backup MariaDB / MySQL

If you use filesystem tools to backup your system there is no guarantee that databases will be in a consistent state when the backup takes place. But consistency is the most important point if you take backups of databases. Else you might face bad surprises during a restore. Now how do you make sure you…


How to backup BSD systems

Backups are like umbrellas: The one day you forget it at home you will need it for sure. The rest of the year it adds weight to your bag, stuff but most of the time you will not need it. Years ago, when I started using BSD systems, this article¬†about torture-testing backup software inspired me…