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[Discuss] CrashPlan Home is discontinued - what's next?

On Wed, Sep 06, 2017 at 12:35:16PM -0400, Bill Bogstad wrote:
> On Fri, Sep 1, 2017 at 2:53 AM, Rich Braun <richb at> wrote:
> >
> >> That would be etckeeper which I've used for some time.
> >
> > If you're still editing /etc config files, consider taking the time to learn how to administer them in a centralized revision-controlled manner.
> This is for a home environment where I will NEVER have more than 2 or
> 3 systems to manage and I am the only
> person who changes system configuration.  Between etckeeper and
> nightly incremental backups, I feel that I am adequately covered.
> While I completely understand the utility of configuration management
> systems for larger (or potentially larger) installations, I just don't
> think they are needed for my use case.   The extra resources (both
> human and system)
> will never get paid back as far as I can see.   Maybe if I used such
> systems on a daily basis in a job, I would feel differently.
> However, I stopped doing professional system management before
> configuration management became ubiquitous.  In addition, it seems
> like every couple of years the "correct" CM package changes.  I keep
> hoping that the market will eventually stabilize.

There are a lot of use cases; people have different needs.

I just counted 32 IP-addressed devices in my house... when there
are no visitors. 12 of them run Linux. Sheesh.


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