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RE: Linux backup help



exactly my thought!!!

and given that usb/laptop drives are cheap... i can always keep one by my
side, and rotate it with the working drive in the box...

should work ok...


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From: fedora-list-bounces redhat com
[mailto:fedora-list-bounces redhat com]On Behalf Of Les Mikesell
Sent: Monday, November 10, 2008 3:28 PM
To: Community assistance, encouragement,and advice for using Fedora.
Subject: Re: Linux backup help


bruce wrote:
> hi les/guys...
>
> assume you had/have a usb/external drive that was connected to the laptop.
> assume that it was also the same size (2.5") as the laptop drive...
couldn't
> you set up a process to do a complete rsync/backup every x hours.... of
> everything on the drive in use.

Well, yes, but one of the reasons you make backups is to cover the case
where you meant to type 'rm -rf something*' when you are in the root
directory and accidentally type 'rm -rf something *' instead.  Or a
software bug that does something like that.

> this would give a complete, always available backup that would always be
> right at your arms ready!!!

Yes - but it would be even better if you rotated 2 such disks - or ran
over the network to another box.

> ok.. so what would be needed to accomplish this!!

You can either do the obvious script that rsync's each partition and let
cron run it, or look up one of the packages that keeps some history,
like rdiff-backup.

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