[Dirvish] dirvish - solaris / linux

Marc Davis marc.davis at drake.edu
Wed Sep 23 16:03:10 UTC 2009

Oh, I'm sorry.

The solaris box will be a client.  
On the backup server (linux), rsync identifies itself as "2.6.9 protocol version 29" and dirvish is "1.2"

Marc Davis 
Systems Associate 
Cowles Library, Drake University 
2507 University Avenue 
Des Moines, IA 50311  USA 

----- Original Message -----
From: "Jason Boxman" <jasonb at edseek.com>
To: "Dirvish user and developer mailing list" <dirvish at dirvish.org>
Sent: Wednesday, September 23, 2009 9:23:31 AM GMT -06:00 US/Canada Central
Subject: Re: [Dirvish] dirvish - solaris / linux

Marc Davis wrote:
> Is there anything I particularly need to be aware of when backing up 
> solaris to a linux box?
> What about versions of rsync? 
> Installing dirvish on solaris?

I haven't seen Solaris since about 2005, so I am sure someone will 
correct me if I am mistaken.

You'll need to install Dirvish by hand, which is as I recall pretty 
easy.  You'll need to install a couple of dependencies, too, using 
Perl's CPAN.  (From the package HOWTO file)

# perl -mCPAN -e install [module]


Possibly POSIX Perl module if Solaris 10 doesn't have that.

You'll probably want to run

# perl -v && rsync --version


Although if you want this to be a Dirvish client, you just need rsync on 
the Solaris box and you're done I believe.

Was this going to be a client or a server?

I'd make sure you've got OpenSSH installed on the Solaris 10 box.  (I 
remember building it by hand on 8.)

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