[ubuntu-uk] External hard disks and backup strategies
saltirepc at gmail.com
Wed Sep 19 18:19:04 BST 2007
I use Simple Backup to do automated daily backups to an external USB drive.
The drive is Fat32 formatted so if anything goes wrong with my Ubuntu
installation I can easily restore my home folder.
It seems to work well.
From: ubuntu-uk-bounces at lists.ubuntu.com
[mailto:ubuntu-uk-bounces at lists.ubuntu.com]On Behalf Of Steve Flynn
Sent: 18 September 2007 22:54
To: British Ubuntu Talk
Subject: Re: [ubuntu-uk] External hard disks and backup strategies
On 18/09/2007, David M <lists2007 at trancepod.34sp.com> wrote:
On the other hand, a plain-old USB hard disk seems the simpler option. I
would naively assume that as USB is now well-proven technology, these
would work just fine with Ubuntu, but is that the case? How easy would
it be to automate backups to such a disk? Would it mount with a
persistent mount point, or would it change with every unplug or system
Then there is the question of what backup strategy I should actually
use. I was assuming that an automated rsync every week would be the
easiest, but perhaps there are other possibilities? Something automated,
once configured, without requiring user intervention is an absolute
must: the whole point of doing backups is that I don't have to remember
to do it!
Typing as someone who is about to precisely the same thing I too would be
most interested in the experiences of those who have walked this road
already... Actually, that reminds me that I need to order the USB hard-drive
enclosure that I promised myself least week...
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