[lbackup-discussion] OSX Server: Full System (Configuration) Backup

henri reply to this message via the mailing list
Wed Feb 24 10:43:15 NZDT 2010

>> Is it right that I need HFS+ formated network location to preserve the permissions and other meta-data?
> Yes. I would highly recommend backing up to an HFS+ file system. This file system may be within a disk image or a partition. If you backup to a disk image then there is a post hook script bundled with LBackup for synchronizing a sparse bundle disk image to multiple servers via the network (these systems may be running a variety of operating systems including Debian and Mac OS X. The advantage of backing up to a disk image is that this may be stored on non HFS+ formatted file systems. 

If you would prefer to backup to a different file system then as long as it is capable of preserving the meta-data you require it should be fine. 

My recommendation is setup a test backup and then restore the your data. If you have the required meta-data this is a good first step. 

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