Re: Back up routines
On Sun, 26 Jul 2009, AG wrote:
Generally I have relied on the separate partitioning of my /home directory as
some measure of protection against hosing my system through pebkac-type
activities, but this is not necessarily the most reliable of options and
certainly won't help in the case of a catastrophic HDD-failure.
Thus, can I please have a few recommendations for a backup routine that is
safe for dummies (i.e. me) and is low maintenance that I can just leave to
run according to a cron job once (or twice) a week? It would be backing up
to my former IDE HDD (now in an enclosure) via an USB. It would be best if
the application was able to tell what has changed between backup sessions to
back up only that which is new, but perhaps that is the default anyway.
I have been using rsync with a usb 320 Gb drive to back up 3 flavors of
linux. So far no problems,
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