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[Discuss] Cloud-backup solutions for Linux?

By your definition Bill's solution would fail your test of what you need in
a backup solution.  He makes a backup once every couple months, then runs
it offsite.  He has a risk of losing up to 2 months worth of data in his
scenario.  He can't get back changes from Monday or Tuesday.  Not saying
his solution is bad, but it doesn't solve *your* problem.

Again the solution depends on the user's needs, but at least my solution
provides backups up to the minute offsite, then if the cloud server dies I
can go back 24 hours.  My potential risk is 24 hours.  So my solution backs
up to the cloud, which has versions and that cloud server is backed up to
S3.  By your definition my solution *is* a backup. And yes, just to verify
I just went onto my ownCloud instance and can see numerous versions of
documents and photos.  One particular file has 35 versions going back to
Dec 2013.

This will be my last comment, since this seems to be going nowhere.  What's
sad about this back and forth is that a few people already made up their
minds to dismiss my solution because it doesn't fit their needs or
definition. I'm not saying it's the perfect solution for everyone,
especially since my solution has server overhead, but I do know that it's
worked better than any other solution I've tried with no effort on my part
and with excellent results, which is what makes it a usable solution for me.


On Thu, Sep 24, 2015 at 7:02 PM, Rich Pieri <richard.pieri at> wrote:

> On 9/24/2015 3:22 PM, Matt Shields wrote:
>> ownCloud has version control (
> Version control is not backup. If the disk dies then the versioned files
> die with it.
> 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.
> Create a file on Monday. Change and overwrite it on Tuesday. Discover on
> Thursday that you need Monday's version. Sure, you can put the files under
> some kind of version control but if the disk dies then the versioned files
> die with it.
> --
> Rich P.
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