[clug] Neat Backup Solutions for desktops...

Steve Walsh steve at nerdvana.org.au
Sat Dec 5 23:35:10 MST 2009

I use a variation of Peter Lieverdink's udev based backup script. Plug 
the specified USB drive in, udev picks it up, mounts it in an 
appropriate place, then executes a backup script.


On 12/06/2009 03:42 PM, steve jenkin wrote:
> A friend was enthusing recently about his OS/X system and "Time
> Machine". This ZDnet piece on "Google Backup" prompted a thought.
> <http://blogs.zdnet.com/perlow/?p=11720>
> Like many 'experienced' admins/Unix Users, I take backup/restores
> seriously on servers I manage for others but have poor or no solutions
> for my desktops...
> The sort of solution "Time Machine" provided for my friend.
> Recently I played with DRBD at work and thought "this'd be great to
> mirror my work desktop root&  home filesystems to another m/c".
> I've not done that because it didn't seem to be common usage...
> CLUG is a broad church with a bunch of talented individuals with
> many/diverse interesting solutions.
> Anyone care to contribute what they do?
> Automatic is good.
> Using 'snapshots' of any sort gets bonus points :-)
> cheers
> s

Steve Walsh
Vice President / Sysadmin team member - Linux Australia
Networks and Technology - Linux.conf.au 2008
Evil Network Bunny - Linux.conf.au 2009
Networking alpha geek - Linux.conf.au 2010

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