studio backups

Joan Quintana joan_quintana at
Thu Jan 29 14:43:35 GMT 2009

In my wiki (sorry, in Catalan) I explain how I setup an Iomega Home Network Hard Drive, I mount it and access it via Samba, and I make local backups and remote backups to this drive with rsync.

Joan Quintana

--- On Thu, 1/29/09, Kim Cascone <kim at> wrote:

> From: Kim Cascone <kim at>
> Subject: studio backups
> To: ubuntu-studio-users at
> Date: Thursday, January 29, 2009, 2:15 PM
> I've been researching that blind spot in the Linux
> community: a  
> decent backup app
> and have read various people recommending tar, dd, dump,
> rsync,  
> partimage, clonezilla, etc etc
> each person has their favorite way to do backups and each
> is woefully  
> lame in offering a concise step by step HOWTO
> the road of FOSS is littered with half-baked apps that get
> crap  
> support by their disinterested developers
> I've tried most of these apps but none of them seem to
> have the exact  
> set of features I'm looking for
> ease of use, ability to cron, flawless backups, informative
> error  
> reporting, etc.
> I am using an app that I like <somewhat> called
> QuickStart
> QS is basically a script that provides a front end for
> partimage and tar
> and while it backs up my two partitions ('/' +
> '/home') with tar
> my '/home' partition (/dev/sda5) gives an error
> message with  
> QuickStart/partimage
> so I've been using QuickStart/tar for my 2 partitions
> with some success
> I say 'some success' because I have yet to test
> them by restoring them
> there is also Grsync, and Simple Backup which both have
> their plusses  
> and minuses
> neither of which seemed ready for prime time
> I'm still waiting to test clonezilla which seems
> promising - and  
> seems to be a favorite among the more demanding users
> anyway, I know that backing up is still a black art in
> Linux-land for  
> some reason
> so I wanted to ask people here what they use for backing up
> their  
> precious audio and session files...
> q: what is your favorite backup app and why?
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