Re: I need a backup device. Anybody got one I can have?
>>>>> "Branden" == Branden Robinson <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
Branden> On Fri, Oct 20, 2000 at 03:56:15AM -0700, Karl M. Hegbloom wrote:
>> I need a backup device
>> I cannot afford to buy a backup device.
Branden> Sure, I've got one you can have. You'll have to ignore some of its
Branden> features, though:
Branden> * the array of sensors, miniature lenses, and microphones on it
Branden> * the directional antenna that always seems to point to Fort Meade, MD
Branden> * the fact that it will bury the needle on any Gauss meter brought within
Branden> 20 feet
Branden> * the unremovable neon sign for your window that says
Branden> "BURGLARS AND SMACK ADDICTS WELCOME"
Branden, I've got to meet you. You have very strange sense of humor
that I like.
Uhhmmm... I don't know what sort of "backup device" you are
describing though. Are you goofing or do you have an old scsi tape
drive I can have?
The other option is to scp tarballs to klecker. I don't need to back
up everything there, but some stuff ought to be redundantified.
Will our home dirs there be backed up? How will that be handled?
Will the backup system used allow us to create a dotfile that says
which things are Ok to skip a backup of? How do I restore something
in case I goof?
We should not penalize the conscientious to coddle those who run brain-dead software.
I am karlheg, of deB.ORG. You will be freed. Resistance is useful.
mailto:email@example.com (Karl M. Hegbloom)