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Suppose that you need second full functional Postfix instance on the same machine. You can edit ‘master.cf‘ file of course but this solution does not provide necessary¬†separation level. This tutorial describes how to start second Postfix instance with separate ‘/var/spool/postfix‘ directory (queues, sockets, pids etc.).

In first step you need to create separate working directory for another server instance. Let’s copy:

/var/spool/postfix directory to /var/spool/postfix2,

/etc/postfix directory to /etc/postfix2.

Next create a copy of /usr/lib/systemd/system/postfix.service (with new name ‘postfix2.service’) and change following lines in ‘[Service]‘ section. Continue Reading

Rsync is a very powerful¬† backup tool. It can significantly speed up backup process and minimize amount of data transferred during synchronization. In most cases rsync is used to make incremental backups, but it also has another interesting option which gives you ability to keeping old versions of files on backup server. Mentioned option is ‘–backup’ or simply ‘-b’. Continue Reading

There are known issue regarding AFP on FreeNAS. Sometimes AFP can’t start properly and it continuously restarts. You can see it in the log and web GUI console. How to deal with it? Simply log in using SSH to your FreeNAS machine and type the following command:

$ sudo pkill afp

If this is not effective try:

$ sudo pkill -9 afp

That commands kills all processes with string “afp” in process name. Now try turn on the service using FreeNAS GUI.