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Re: Guide(s?) to backup philosophies




On Sat, 11 Mar 2017 09:10:54 -0600
Richard Owlett <rowlett@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> I've been good about telling others that backups are a good idea.
> Guess who hadn't and then crashed his system and spent hours putting 
> things back together ;<
> 
> In the past individual projects ended up on individual flash drives
> as I was frequently using different machines. I now have some
> reliable hardware and a large internal hard drive.
> 
> I have one partition that might be called a "production" environment, 
> i.e. fairly stable and has the most valuable content.
> A second partition hosts my experiments - I've a project to create an 
> optimal install. The third is the target of those experimental
> installs whose content doesn't rate explicit backups. The scripts for
> creating those installs being on the second partition.
> 
> I've vague ideas of what backup pattern(s) I might follow.
> I'm looking for reading materials that might trigger "I hadn't
> thought of that" moments.
> 
> Suggestions?

There is a nice overview about different backup software in the Arch
Wiki:

https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Synchronization_and_backup_programs

Also an interesting read (about various pitfalls when backing up):

http://www.halfgaar.net/backing-up-unix


Regards,

Merlin



> TIA
> 
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