[ubuntu-uk] network backup

Alan Pope alan at popey.com
Sat Aug 16 19:03:25 BST 2008

On Fri, Aug 15, 2008 at 06:03:45PM +0100, ptaylor wrote:
> any ideas,
> i want to backup my laptop to my desktop, ie, a direct hdd and partiton 
> backup over the wifi and ethernet,

I use backup manager which is super easy to configure. I just install the 
package and it prompts me for where I want to save the backups to, in my 
case that's /media/drobo/backups which is my drobo shared out over samba. I 
then edit /etc/backup-manager.conf and make one change:-

export BM_ARCHIVE_METHOD="tarball-incremental"

instead of "tarball" so that I get a full backup (of /etc and /home) every 
weekend and then incremental ones on the other days of the week. 

Works for me.


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