[Lubuntu] Recommended online backup services (or those to avoid)?
lubuntu at prpcompany.com
Sat Dec 29 19:55:27 UTC 2012
On 12/29/2012 2:41 PM, Aere Greenway wrote:
> John, and all:
> I have been regularly using Deja Dup, on all of the Ubuntu partitions
> (different ubuntu flavors) I do development on, including lubuntu,
> which is my primary system.
> I did have to explicitly search for it, and install it (it wasn't
> installed by default).
> I haven't yet had any problems with it, and I have used it to restore
> my files a few times. It has worked well in that capacity, restoring
> not only files, but configuration settings.
> My main negative about it, is that to restore an individual file to a
> state it was in on a given date, requires you to restore your entire
> directory structure to some similarly-sized area, then you can go
> there and get the particular file, which will be as of the latest
> backup (unless you somehow limit the backup files used to restore from).
> That is too much work to use it in that capacity.
> I still use (monthly) a package called "faubackup", which creates a
> directory structure you can go into and get individual files (by
> date). It also handles configuration (hidden) files.
> My negatives on faubackup, are that it seems to actually physically
> compare each and every file before deciding if the file actually needs
> to be saved or not, and thus uses up a lot of processor power while it
> runs. Also, it has disappeared from repositories, not being the most
> popular (but not before I saved my own copy I could re-install).
> I use Ubuntu One regularly for important development stuff I wouldn't
> want to have to re-create, but it is a pain to have to encrypt
> everything before putting it in the directory. It's negative, is that
> upload internet speed tends to be significantly less than download
> internet speed, so I only use it for really important stuff, and don't
> save so much stuff that way. Also, it may not let you know at what
> point everything has been synchronized.
> -----Original Message-----
> *From*: John Hupp <lubuntu at prpcompany.com
> <mailto:John%20Hupp%20%3clubuntu at prpcompany.com%3e>>
> *To*: lubuntu-users at lists.ubuntu.com
> <mailto:lubuntu-users at lists.ubuntu.com>
> *Subject*: [Lubuntu] Recommended online backup services (or those to
> *Date*: Sat, 29 Dec 2012 11:59:10 -0500
> I see that none of these are installed by default in Quantal:
> Deja Dup
> Ubuntu One
> In fact, a Synaptic search on "backup" doesn't show that any backup
> package is installed.
> A little searching indicates that there have been problems installing or
> using Deja Dup + Ubuntu One on Lubuntu, though there are not a great
> many results.
> Have any of you had good (or bad) experiences with
> installing/using/restoring from various online backup services?
> (And I'm specifically interested in backup-oriented services, though
> I'll broaden the question to include sync services.)
Thanks for the detailed review.
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