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Re: backintime




On Wednesday, January 16, 2019 at 10:30:05 PM UTC+5:30, Gene Heskett wrote:
> Greetings all;
> 
> 2 instant questions about backintime, which I just now installed to make 
> small backups as I work on some machine config files, and some gcode to 
> go with linuxcnc.
> 
> This after haveing suffered the of having xmlindent nissfire and left me 
> with an empty xml file of over 250 loc I've had to reinvent from 
> scratch.
> 
> A round of shingles to the author of that manpage.  Now I know its a 
> filter you pipe input to, but thats not mentioned in the manpage.
> 
> Anyway, I want to setup A) a directory in my home page on that machine
> B) two profiles to watch 2 directories and their subdirs as two separate  
> progile's.  which I've done, both useing the same /home/gene/backup dir 
> for the snapshots.
> But all I can get out of backintime-gnome is that the backup location is 
> invalid.
> 
> Its a terabyte drive, 3% used, what the heck is its problem? I own the 
> backup dir and everything to be stored in it. I don't intend to ever 
> backup the system, I have amanda doing that daily for almost 21 years 
> now.

If youve drunk the git koolaid you may want to look at mr and etckeeper

https://joeyh.name/blog/entry/introducing_mr/
https://www.linux.com/learn/weekend-project-control-your-configuration-etckeeper

If not, rcs
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Revision_Control_System