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Homegrown ZFS-based Cloud Backup

Monday, April 26th, 2021

I started using ZFS a few years ago, and it’s been nothing short of amazing. However, one area that I wanted to take advantage of is the fact that zfs send/recv act as a very convenient incremental backup system. After some research, I found that very few providers natively supported this, and the ones that did didn’t seem to have competitive pricing for a home-tier usage (i.e. enterprise grade redundancy and reliability not required). With a pool of about 7TB and growing, most of the options just ended up being too pricy. After looking at my options, I decided to apply a bit of DIY.