[Lvlug] Debian Backups
chris at kutztownlinux.org
Sun Dec 10 16:56:36 EST 2006
Darryl Gibson wrote:
> Chris wrote:
>> Read up on crontab. It will allow you to run automatic backups.
>> Depending on how you want to back just change the "command options
>> etc" to suit your needs. If you have a server somewhere you could
>> schedule it to tar & upload your /home directory every
>> night/week/month. Once you decide what you backing up to somebody can
>> give you advice on how to do the actual backup.
> Don't you back up more than your then /home? What I looking to do is
> backup everything I will loose since my initial install.
> My restore plan is to restore the system with the Ubuntu disk, and
> then restore my programs and files. So I've been backing up /home,
> /etc, /usr and /var.
>> Crontab tutorial: http://www.adminschoice.com/docs/crontab.htm
>> Basically you edit /etc/crontab and add a line that looks like this:
>> 30 0 1 1,6,12 * command options etc
>> Below is an example, and how to interpret the numbers::
>> min > hour > day/month > day/week
>> 30 0 1 1,6,12 * -- 00:30 Hrs on 1st of Jan, June
>> & Dec.
> At the moment, I'm not concerned with automating the backups, but
> eventually I will want to.
> What I am currently doings is backing up through the Nautilus file
> manager. With a couple of mouse clicks I can archive a directory, and
> drop it onto a USB disk. So manual backups are fairly painless. I'm
> just not sure if I have all the bases covered?
I rarely backup anything at all. Why bother? GNU/Linux actually works.
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