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(easy) backups [HALF SOLVED]

A proper personal backup system should include both disk duplication
and archives.

JWZ's procedure is good for the disk duplication part, assuming you're
only backing up one personal machine. It doesn't obviate the need for
an archiving strategy as well.

Something like rsnapshot or BackupPC is good for that. For an offsite
component, one approach that might work is to pair up with a friend,
where you both run shared backup servers. You back your laptop to
your local server, and have it sync itself with your friend's server to store
an offsite copy, and he does the same in reverse, using your server for
his offsite copy.

On Sun, Nov 8, 2009 at 12:39 PM, Joshua Judson Rosen
<rozzin-p88Y1Plo3o1l57MIdRCFDg at> wrote:
> Ben Scott <dragonhawk-Re5JQEeQqe8AvxtiuMwx3w at> writes:
>> On Sat, Nov 7, 2009 at 10:11 AM, Alan Johnson <alan-RG0himJ8WuzQT0dZR+AlfA at> wrote:
>> > Ideally, a backup tool should run on a separate device and
>> > pull data from the devices that are to be backed up in a way that only it
>> > has access too.
>> ? If you want to get into ideals, backups should me made to separate
>> media which is dismounted and stored offline in a different location.
>> One reason is for protection against local disaster -- a fire being
>> being the usual example. ?The other reason is that any "always
>> available" system will have some mode where it is available for
>> disasters.
> JWZ's `Backups' PSA:
> ? ?
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