kassube at gmx.net
Wed May 13 05:51:35 UTC 2009
Steven Vollom wrote:
> This may be impossible, but can a person have data saved to the /home
> partition and the backup partition simultaneously? That would keep
> my backup current all the time.
I don't think there are many programs that can save data at two
different places simultaneously. A backup is usually done independently
at regular intervals e.g. once a day during the night hours.
> Would doing that slow the computer
Usually yes. Saving something to disk means waiting for the disk to
complete the operation (unless you are saving only tiny bits of data).
Saving to two places means waiting twice. Actually it may take less than
double the time but you would notice a difference.
> Since I have 8gb of RAM, won't that make the duplicated task
It is not a question of RAM size but waiting for the disk.
I would suggest you first setup the new system with all 3 disks in place
and we'll talk about your backup policy when the rest is operational.
> Would 30gb be enough for a healthy OS plus all ancillary applications
> or 40gb or 50gb?
30GB would certainly be enough. Look at your current installed system
for a reference. In a terminal type the command
sudo du -sh /var /usr
and you can see the majority of what is used by the OS now.
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