Re: Question on backups using rsync
On Wed, Dec 21, 2005 at 02:16:29AM -0800, Alvin Oga wrote:
One nit to pick here:
> - find | tar | gpg meeets all of my requirements for most all possible
> potential disasters and recovery
As I describe on my backup page, that's a terrible idea. One corrupt bit and
you lose *huge* amounts of data. Use afio or some other archiver that does
gpg or zip or bzip2 or whatever *before* putting the file into the archive.
In the case of gpg, you have to use gpg-agent, but that works fine once you
get it set up.
I'm open to hearing any advantages of tar over afio for backups, because I
don't know of even one.