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Re: [gNewSense-users] Backup methods

From: Karl Goetz
Subject: Re: [gNewSense-users] Backup methods
Date: Mon, 2 Apr 2012 20:44:04 +1000

On Mon, 2 Apr 2012 14:05:58 +0400
Stayvoid <address@hidden> wrote:

> Hi,
> I want to backup my system.
> I want to have an ability to extract everything back "automatically."
> (I don't want to play with configs.)
> It should work like a "local debootstrap."

Not sure I follow this bit.

> This one [1] looks interesting, but I don't have enough knowledge to
> configure it myself. (For example, I don't know which directories
> should be included.) And I don't want it to be an archive. Because I'd
> like to access some files from time to time.

Are you hoping to do a 'bare metal restore'? (a snapshot of the machine
as it was at that moment). If so, you need almost everything. (Auto
generated things like /proc, /dev and /tmp are obvious exceptions).

> And what do you use for weekly backups? I want something like
> TimeMachine. Cron + unknown solution from a previous question?

I use rsnapshot, run nightly. In the past (for mixed networks) I've
used backuppc.
Do you want to backup over a network, or just on the local machine?

Karl Goetz, (Kamping_Kaiser / VK7FOSS)
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