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Re: backintime




On Friday 18 January 2019 00:31:21 Rusi Mody wrote:

> 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

Or for me, just turning on the saveas options in geany works a treat.

Cheers, Gene Heskett
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