Tom, I’ve been watching your YouTube videos for the last couple of weeks and have found them really informative. Appreciate the hard work you’ve put into producing them!
But now I have a couple of questions about how to keep two system synchronized using rsync and/or zfs replication.
Can I, by using zfs replication, synchronize folders from one machine to another?
Or is this something better left to rsync?
I have two FreeNAS systems; one live and production and the other a clone of the first. I have 8 publicly shared folders on the production box that I’ve been using rsync to keep synchronized to the clone. Once a week I boot the clone, run my manual rsync command on it to pull the changes from the production box to the clone.
I have two issues with this procedure. The first is that it can take up to four hours to run, moving data over a 1GB link and the second is that my user’s private folders cannot be copied due to permissions violations.
Can a zfs replication solve this or is a zfs replication only good for backing up the pool? I have never used either replication and/or snapshots with my FreeNAS systems.
Thanks for any advice.