[Lubuntu] Recommended online backup services (or those to avoid)?

Phill Whiteside PhillW at Ubuntu.com
Sun Dec 30 00:39:27 UTC 2012


we all have our prefered method of backing up. It depends on the person,
what equipment they have along with what they can externally access. This
is not a 'fault' of lubuntu... it is 'fault' of you mad people have all
sorts of different systems :)

Look through the (many) various options of backing up..... Then choose the
one best for you. As a starter pack, I always suggest that you have a /home



1. https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Partitioning/Home/Moving

On 29 December 2012 21:47, Aere Greenway <Aere at dvorak-keyboards.com> wrote:

> **
> John:
> One important thing to take note of in my earlier reply, is that for most
> backups, I don't use online services.  I noticed (later) that you were
> asking about online services.
> I use an external hard-drive (Seagate, USB, 300 Gig), that I plug into a
> USB 2.0 port.  Using that method, you do need to be very meticulous about
> unmounting your drive before removing it.
> --
> Sincerely,
> Aere
> -----Original Message-----
> *From*: John Hupp <lubuntu at prpcompany.com<John%20Hupp%20%3clubuntu at prpcompany.com%3e>
> >
> *To*: Aere Greenway <Aere at Dvorak-Keyboards.com<Aere%20Greenway%20%3cAere at Dvorak-Keyboards.com%3e>>,
> lubuntu-users at lists.ubuntu.com
> *Subject*: Re: [Lubuntu] Recommended online backup services (or those to
> avoid)?
> *Date*: Sat, 29 Dec 2012 14:55:27 -0500
> 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.>> -- > Sincerely,> Aere>> -----Original Message-----> *From*: John Hupp <lubuntu at prpcompany.com > <mailto:John%20Hupp%20%3clubuntu at prpcompany.com <John%20Hupp%20%3clubuntu at prpcompany.com>%3e>>> *To*: lubuntu-users at lists.ubuntu.com > <mailto:lubuntu-users at lists.ubuntu.com <lubuntu-users at lists.ubuntu.com>>> *Subject*: [Lubuntu] Recommended online backup services (or those to > avoid)?> *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> 	Duplicity>> 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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