Home network backup solutions?
reidr at pobox.com
Mon Feb 25 19:51:28 UTC 2008
On Mon, Feb 25, 2008 at 12:11 PM, Les Mikesell <lesmikesell at gmail.com> wrote:
> Reid Rivenburgh wrote:
> > On Mon, Feb 25, 2008 at 11:19 AM, Les Mikesell <lesmikesell at gmail.com> wrote:
> >> Reid Rivenburgh wrote:
> >> >
> >> >> > I thought I'd check here to see if there's anything else
> >> >> > out there that would work. Ideally, it would be transparent to the
> >> >> > clients, automatic when they're on the network, incremental.... You
> >> >> > know, um, everything BackupPC does! Free and open source would be
> >> >> > best....
> >> >>
> >> >> If it is your network you shouldn't have to 'discover' it. The simple
> >> >> fix is to configure your dhcp server to always give the same IP
> >> >> addresses to the same MAC addresses and then either put the addresses
> >> >> and names in the backuppc's hosts file or set up local DNS service.
> >> >> There shouldn't be any problem running ssh, rsync, or tar on a Mac.
> >> >> Many people on the backuppc mail list are backing up macs, so ask there
> >> >> if you run into any problems.
> >> >
> >> > I've made a lot of progress on this. My router seems flaky about
> >> > assigning reserved IP addresses, but that's supposed to work. A
> >> > fedora-specific issue, though, is that I get an error when I try to
> >> > use compression with BackupPC. Here's a little test perl program that
> >> > demonstrates:
> >> >
> >> > #!/usr/bin/perl
> >> > use Compress::Zlib;
> >> >
> >> > % ./compress-test.pl
> >> > is only avaliable with the XS version at
> >> > /usr/lib/perl5/site_perl/5.8.8/Compress/Zlib.pm line 9
> >> > BEGIN failed--compilation aborted at
> >> > /usr/lib/perl5/site_perl/5.8.8/Compress/Zlib.pm line 9.
> >> > Compilation failed in require at ./date-test.pl line 2.
> >> > BEGIN failed--compilation aborted at ./date-test.pl line 2.
> >> >
> >> > Bug 434574 sounds related. I guess I can wait for this to get fixed
> >> > and just not use compression in the meantime. Or do you know of a
> >> > workaround...?
> >> Did you install the perl modules with yum? What does
> >> rpm -ql perl-Compress-Zlib
> >> say?
> > Well, at the moment I have the fc9 one installed as part of trying to fix this:
> > % rpm -q perl-Compress-Zlib
> > perl-Compress-Zlib-2.005-3.fc9
> > % rpm -ql perl-Compress-Zlib
> > /usr/lib/perl5/vendor_perl/5.8.8/Compress
> > /usr/lib/perl5/vendor_perl/5.8.8/Compress/Zlib.pm
> > /usr/lib/perl5/vendor_perl/5.8.8/auto/Compress
> > /usr/lib/perl5/vendor_perl/5.8.8/auto/Compress/Zlib
> > /usr/lib/perl5/vendor_perl/5.8.8/auto/Compress/Zlib/autosplit.ix
> > /usr/share/doc/perl-Compress-Zlib-2.005
> > /usr/share/doc/perl-Compress-Zlib-2.005/Changes
> > /usr/share/doc/perl-Compress-Zlib-2.005/README
> > /usr/share/man/man3/Compress::Zlib.3pm.gz
> > I probably just installed that one by downloading the .rpm file and
> > installing it with rpm. That version didn't help, though. Same
> > results with the fc8 one, which I'm sure I either originally installed
> > with F8 or updated at some point with yum.
> Something seems to be missing. What is on line 9 of
> /usr/lib/perl5/site_perl/5.8.8/Compress/Zlib.pm where it says it is
> failing? If it is a 'use' something, try to track it down. Normally,
> installing with yum should take care of this for you.
Here's line 9:
use Scalar::Util qw(dualvar);
If you look at bugzilla
<https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=434574> you'll see that
there seems to be an issue with Scalar::Util. The last comment there
I take it you're not having this problem?
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