Re: Preferred Backup Method?
Ralph Katz <firstname.lastname@example.org>:
> On 12/04/2007 05:19 PM, Michael Pobega wrote:
> > On Tue, Dec 04, 2007 at 04:04:47PM -0600, Ron Johnson wrote:
> >> On 12/04/07 15:09, Michael Pobega wrote:
> >>> What is d-u's preferred method of backups? Now that I'm running servers
> >>> on my system (Apache, MySQL, SSH, etc.) I need to find a good method of
> >>> backing up, because no matter how much security someone has things may
> >>> still go wrong.
> >>> So list your preferred methods of creating/restoring backups and the
> >>> pros and cons. Thanks!
> >> *Much* more information needed.
> > Sorry, I wasn't thinking.
Yeah, that's never happened here before. :-)
> >> How much stuff? 50MB? 5GB? 500GB? 5TB?
> > 80GB HDD. It isn't full, of course, but that's the maximum (Currently
> > about 45 GB)
> >> How compressible is it? Text/MySQL files or MP3s and JPGs?
> > I wouldn't know the answer to that questions.
Text compresses very well. MP3s (?!?) and jpgs are already compressed
(or can't be compressed (much)).
> >> How important is it? Your own stuff, or a business' stuff?
> > It's pretty important; It's my own stuff, it has all of my school work,
> > programming work, pictures, videos, and configuration files on it.
> Ron Johnson has asked some really good questions. You may decide to use
> multiple strategies for backup, depending on your various needs.
> For etch, I use duplicity, which compresses/encrypts incremental
And for added flavour, add in afio which will do all that duplicity
appears to do. I consider it an upgrade of tar.
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