Re: Good backup software for Linux
Alvin Oga wrote:
On Tue, 21 Jun 2005, [iso-8859-1] Rogério Brito wrote:
All this backup talk got me thinking: what do you guys recommend for
backing up workstations with CDs/DVDs for a luser, especially when backing
up large amounts of data (say, movie and music files) that may not fit into
stick a 300GB disk into a disk tray and stick it into the 1user pc-server
and use plain ole "tar|find" to copy it onto the backup disk
# last 7 days of changes ( movies )
tar cvf /mnt/removable-disk -T - ` find /home/1user -mtime -7
-type f `
Using an extra 300GB disk is out of the question and that's precisely
why I was asking about other's experiences regarding removeable media.
I already use the good ole' tar file system for highly critical data
that I store on my Pen Drive (my important files, after being tarred and
bzip2'ed use only about 11MB and I usually take daily snapshots of my
When I think that the data is sensitive, I use gpg to encrypt the tar
file (of course, in this situation, I don't use compression, as gpg
already compresses data).
I'm still open to suggestions regarding backing up on CDs/DVDs. I see
some potential packages on the repository, but I would like to know
other's experiences with them and if any of them would allow things like
Apple's Backup application to mix CDs and DVDs in the backup (mainly for
backing up data).
That, coupled with a bare-metal system restore CD (or even a new
installation, provided that one keeps his package list handy) would be a
nice way to be prepared for disaster-recovery situations.
Thanks anyway, Rogério.
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