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[Discuss] Cloud-backup solutions for Linux?

ownCloud has version control (,
although you need to keep an eye on your server drive size.  It will start
to purge older versions if your disks exceed 50%.  But by your definition
this would still be considered a backup.

Also since I never delete from my S3 bucket where I have a nightly sync
from ownCloud to, the risk of losing everything is low.  I also have up to
24 hours to recover files that might have been written over.

Given that I already have enough safeguards for my personal needs, should
the need arise I could easily modify the sync process to do monthly full
backups (tar/gz), then incremental tar/gz for files that are new or
modified. As I mentioned, my solution may not be for everyone since I
already have cloud solutions in place for my business, which makes it
cheaper.  But it's easily scalable to the amount of redundancy I want.


On Thu, Sep 24, 2015 at 1:55 PM, Edward Ned Harvey (blu) <blu at>

> > From: Discuss [ at] On
> > Behalf Of Jack Coats
> >
> > Syncing is a form of backup IMHO.
> The reason why syncing is not a backup, is because if you delete a file,
> and the deletion gets replicated, you cannot recover the deleted file.
> Ability to recover deleted files (or old versions of files that have been
> overwritten) is a pretty important characteristic of a backup system.

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