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#76 2013-01-27 18:10:44

Barnabyh
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From: Church of the Subgenius
Registered: 2012-11-07
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Re: How do you backup your computers?

I usually backup with dd to another partition. However, that's very rare. I keep config files that took time to write like a custom bash config with aliases, the Openbox menu, autostart.sh and so on an external so called cloud service. On top of that I have stuff like wallpapers and photos on several computers which are almost identical, so that could also count as backup, and on an SSD card.


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#77 2013-01-28 22:34:45

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Re: How do you backup your computers?

I use dd every month or so to one of my NAS drives.


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#78 2013-01-29 07:01:11

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Re: How do you backup your computers?

Hey, Zwopper's back! 8o   How ya doin', ya ol' pimp?

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#79 2013-01-29 08:18:30

brontosaurusrex
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Registered: 2012-06-15
Posts: 1,643

Re: How do you backup your computers?

multiple approaches;

- remote machine to remote machine (sometimes rsync and similar)
- bunch of external usb2 drives (Use them small and plenty of them)
- bunch of sata drives that are poped into cheap toaster-like enclosure (Use them small and plenty of them)
- dropbox > config files and such

All wunderbar until i have to find something of course (Uhmm, i think that was on that seagate drive ...)

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#80 2013-02-02 10:36:27

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Re: How do you backup your computers?

AnInkedSoul wrote:

I use a script that turns the system into a live iso(hybrid) image

Cant get your script anymore from the link you give sad


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#81 2013-02-03 13:45:46

Zwopper
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Re: How do you backup your computers?

pvsage wrote:

Hey, Zwopper's back! 8o   How ya doin', ya ol' pimp?

Thanks for asking!
I'm doing fine!  smile


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#82 2013-02-03 21:37:39

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Registered: 2012-09-06
Posts: 206

Re: How do you backup your computers?

I regularly backup important configs to my Dropbox. I keep programming and school projects in there as well. My media/music is kept on two 500GB drives. I use one regularly and then periodically back it up to the other. I should probably setup RAID1, but I'm lazy.


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#83 2013-04-02 13:12:44

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Registered: 2009-03-04
Posts: 25

Re: How do you backup your computers?

I do drive image backups to two different media: external hard drives and flash drives.

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#84 2013-04-02 13:30:39

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Registered: 2012-02-12
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Re: How do you backup your computers?

Hi

I use Redo Backup and just make images to usb drive its quick and reliable.


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#85 2013-04-02 20:50:43

Kuno
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From: Osnabrück - DE
Registered: 2009-01-09
Posts: 674

Re: How do you backup your computers?

Data partition (documents,etc...) > grsync to a network drive from time to time.

#!-partition > about once a month i write an image via partimage or Acronis TrueImage to my backup partition or a flash drive.
If borked, it takes just a few minutes to get my full customized personal #!-install back working.

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#86 2013-04-19 23:55:55

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Registered: 2012-10-20
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Re: How do you backup your computers?

Drives are so cheap these days I just clone my harddrive periodically.  I've got a removeable disk tray that slides out without having to open the box.  I just powerdown, slam in a new drive and boot off a Clonezilla CD.


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#87 2013-04-20 08:22:44

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Registered: 2013-03-13
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Re: How do you backup your computers?

ThePrisoner wrote:

Drives are so cheap these days I just clone my harddrive periodically.  I've got a removeable disk tray that slides out without having to open the box.  I just powerdown, slam in a new drive and boot off a Clonezilla CD.

Me too.  I think we must be lazy. big_smile

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#88 2013-04-20 10:23:45

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Registered: 2011-11-22
Posts: 571

Re: How do you backup your computers?

I use Dropbox and have a backup external drive, when I have the $, ill have to get a 1tb drive and will use my cloning machine to duplicate...deep down though, I kind of enjoy every time I get to install and setup #!.

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#89 2013-04-20 15:39:37

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Registered: 2011-03-02
Posts: 28

Re: How do you backup your computers?

Me too: I use Dropbox for the documents I edit myself. For the stuff I download, such as music, movies (which I don't download lately thanks to netflix and grooveshark), and installers... I use my friends.

Regularly visiting friends and a portable drive are a good practice. If you have something good, your friends will want it too and they're each other's backup.

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#90 2013-04-20 21:49:58

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From: England
Registered: 2011-01-05
Posts: 180

Re: How do you backup your computers?

DebianJoe wrote:
ThePrisoner wrote:

Drives are so cheap these days I just clone my harddrive periodically.  I've got a removeable disk tray that slides out without having to open the box.  I just powerdown, slam in a new drive and boot off a Clonezilla CD.

Me too.  I think we must be lazy. big_smile

Reminds me...

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#91 2013-04-21 02:00:50

douglas
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From: Dallas, Texas
Registered: 2011-01-09
Posts: 230

Re: How do you backup your computers?

vrkalak wrote:

I don't usually 'back-up' the entire OS.
I do back-up all my /home files, .config files and anything else I think I might want to a 1.5 Tb External Hard-Drive, every so often.
I would rather do a 'fresh install' if I totally b0rk the system.

Same for me, except use Dropbox rather than external HDD.  $9.99 a month gets me 100 Gb.

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#92 2013-04-21 03:56:14

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Registered: 2011-04-26
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Re: How do you backup your computers?

Try fsarchiver to back up the OS/Root file system... once you have used it, you will not need to do a reinstall..

The backup can be done in as little as 30 seconds, the restore even faster


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#93 2013-04-21 05:24:01

srccon
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From: US of 'Merica
Registered: 2013-04-21
Posts: 36

Re: How do you backup your computers?

I have my home config files in dvcs with git, and the .git is in my dropbox folder. Since my computer is so old, I keep everything in dropbox because the HD is not much bigger anyway.

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#94 2013-04-21 06:06:31

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Re: How do you backup your computers?

backup?

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#95 2013-04-22 12:59:36

marin
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Registered: 2013-04-14
Posts: 14

Re: How do you backup your computers?

I put everything on Dropbox and iCloud, they both do everything for me smile and when I have to code github is a must smile


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#96 2013-07-27 11:58:29

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From: North West UK
Registered: 2009-01-22
Posts: 53

Re: How do you backup your computers?

My most important stuff (work, mostly) is on Dropbox, and so copies exist on at least 2 or 3 machines at any given time. Media is on a seperate hard drive in my desktop, with a second identical drive also in there for backups. Both of those will soon be moved to my NAS, and I'm currently thinking about how best to do incremental backups of my laptop and desktop (#! and Mint respectively) onto the NAS backup drive. Off-site backups of everything would be nice, but cloud storage of that size is too expensive/slow, so I guess I'll eventually just get a large drive and do manual transfers to it.

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#97 2013-07-27 13:15:11

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Re: How do you backup your computers?

Cheapo VPS + BitTorrent Synccool

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#98 2013-07-27 13:19:33

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From: central Alabama
Registered: 2013-07-23
Posts: 338

Re: How do you backup your computers?

I run my backups weekly using deja-dup. The backups go to an external USB hard drive. I backup /home, /etc, and some important data directories. Before I run backups, I clear the web browser cache, which can be hundreds of MB of basically useless files.

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#99 2013-07-29 19:11:47

drewdle
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From: Victoria, Canada
Registered: 2011-08-12
Posts: 92

Re: How do you backup your computers?

I use rsync to copy/replicate my Home folder to an external drive. Simple, fast, effective. After all modifications I've done to the system, I thought a CloneZilla backup would be helpful too. So it's running right now. I'm actually posting from within the PartedMagic environment.  cool


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#100 2013-07-30 20:44:09

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Registered: 2010-06-30
Posts: 232

Re: How do you backup your computers?

ChickenPie4Tea wrote:
AnInkedSoul wrote:

I use a script that turns the system into a live iso(hybrid) image

Cant get your script anymore from the link you give sad

#!/bin/bash

#(03NOV2012)

#needs rsync syslinux genisoimage live-boot live-config squashfs-tools

#remove old work area
rm -rf  /home/makelive/work/

#create makelive area if missing and change permissions
mkdir -p "/home/makelive"
chmod 777 "/home/makelive/"

#create work folders
mkdir -p "/home/makelive/work/iso/live"
mkdir -p "/home/makelive/work/iso/isolinux"
mkdir -p "/home/makelive/work/myfs"

#copy some isolinux stuff from the system to the makelive work area
rsync -a /usr/lib/syslinux/isolinux.bin /home/makelive/work/iso/isolinux/
rsync -a /usr/lib/syslinux/vesamenu.c32 /home/makelive/work/iso/isolinux/

#copy the kernel from the system
rsync -L /vmlinuz /home/makelive/work/iso/live/

#copy the initrd from the system
rsync -L /initrd.img /home/makelive/work/iso/live/

#create the isolinux.cfg file
echo "
default /isolinux/vesamenu.c32
menu background         #00000000
menu color title        * #FFFFFFFF *
menu color border       * #00000000 #00000000 none
menu color sel          * #ffffffff #00000000 *
menu vshift 15
menu hshift 15
menu width 50

label default
        menu label press enter to boot
        menu default
        linux /live/vmlinuz
        initrd /live/initrd.img
        append boot=live quiet splash

" > /home/makelive/work/iso/isolinux/isolinux.cfg


#items to be excluded - edit as needed
echo "
/dev/*
/cdrom/*
/media/*
/swapfile
/mnt/*
/sys/*
/proc/*
/tmp/*
/run/*
/boot/grub/grub.cfg
/boot/grub/device.map
/var/lib/dhcp/*
/etc/udev/rules.d/*
/etc/fstab
/etc/mtab
/home/makelive

" > /tmp/makelive.list

#copy the system
rsync -a / /home/makelive/work/myfs/ --exclude-from=/tmp/makelive.list

#live system wants a fstab file
touch /home/makelive/work/myfs/etc/fstab

#squash the filesystem
mksquashfs /home/makelive/work/myfs/ /home/makelive/work/iso/live/filesystem.squashfs

#remove the copy of the filesystem to save some space before making the iso
rm -rf /home/makelive/work/myfs/

#create the iso
genisoimage -r -J -l -D -o /home/makelive/makelive.iso -cache-inodes \
-b isolinux/isolinux.bin -no-emul-boot -allow-limited-size -boot-load-size 4 \
-boot-info-table -input-charset UTF8 /home/makelive/work/iso/

#cleanup the work area
rm -rf  /home/makelive/work/

#make the iso a hybrid image
isohybrid /home/makelive/makelive.iso

#rename the iso to something unique
mv /home/makelive/makelive.iso /home/makelive/makelive_`date +%I%M_%Y%h%d`.iso

echo "
You can find the live image in the /home/makelive/ folder.
"

exit 0

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