I previously discussed configuring JungleDisk on FreeBSD. It’s not quite the easiest to install since FreeBSD isn’t officially supported. To take that a step further, I’m now going to show what I do to back up my FreeBSD box at home.
Update, November 2009: I am no longer using JungleDisk to back up my FreeBSD box. Jungledisk recently released version 3.0 of their software which does not include a command-line Linux version in the standard desktop edition. I was advised to stick with the old version if I want to continue backing up. Instead, I chose to change over to Duplicity. I will write a post on Duplicity in the near future.
There are a couple of steps to this process. First, we must perform the backup itself. I’m using dump(8) for this purpose – this program is built right into FreeBSD – it’s purpose in the original UNIX was to dump a file system to a tape drive, but we’re going to use it to dump the filesystem to a file. The second step is to have JungleDisk back the files up to S3.
Standard disclaimer: This is not at all supported by JungleDisk and if you choose to try this, you’re doing so at your own risk. This works fine for me, but your mileage may vary. I am not in any way responsible for any costs this may incur to you, or any damage this may cause.