[clug] Neat Backup Solutions for desktops...

Andrew Janke a.janke at gmail.com
Sun Dec 6 15:45:59 MST 2009

On Mon, Dec 7, 2009 at 08:48, Alex Satrapa <grail at goldweb.com.au> wrote:
> I wouldn't touch a commercial Internet-based backup service with a bargepole. Various reasons include: traffic, congestion and privacy.

And on this note, this is one of the reasons that I am not that keen
on having all my data on unencrypted tapes and/or shiney plastic
disks. This is yet another reason why I use dirvish/rsync with LUKS
encrypted ext3 USB/eSATA disks as it means I don't have to compromise
between ease of access to files (the backup is just a mirror of the
data) and security.

So one a backup disk is mounted (via USB) I just do this:

spencer:~$ dirvish-locate spencer-rotor .bash_profile
1 matches in 6 images
    Nov 26 15:41 20091207, 20091206, 20091204, 20091203, 20091202, 20091201

So I now know I have a history of this file for the last week on a
per-day basis, I have another disk that does monthly and yearly
backups that is stored offsite.

I am often amused at the amount of time people put into securing the
whole login process and then leave tar dump tapes lying around
everywhere in their offices.

Andrew Janke
(a.janke at gmail.com || http://a.janke.googlepages.com/)
Canberra->Australia    +61 (402) 700 883

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