[ubuntu-uk] Advice on backing up Ubuntu machine

doug livesey biot023 at gmail.com
Tue Feb 24 02:52:01 GMT 2009


Thanks for that brilliant & comprehensive list!
I'll get cracking on those.

2009/2/24 Jason Liquorish <jason at dropshock.com>

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> doug livesey wrote:
> > Hi -- I've recently switched my main dev machine from OSX to Ubuntu
> > Ibex, and would like to start implementing a regular backup regimen.
> > In OSX I used TimeMachine, an excellent app that has saved my arse on
> > more than one occasion.
> > I've seen that there are supposed to be equivalents, like FlyBack (which
> > I haven't managed to get working, yet), but thought a quick straw poll
> > on what other ubuntu geeks are using could be helpful.
> > Cheers,
> >    Doug.
> >
>
> Hi, I thought Time Machine rang a bell so checked my browser bookmarks
> and found two links of interest. One is for FlyBack which you seem to
> have already tried and the other is a more manual, and thus more
> confusing, way of implementing pretty much the same as what Time Machine
> does.
>
> The site for the manual method can be found at [0] although I would
> recommend having a good read of the FlyBack documentation just to make
> sure you fully understand how it works [1] and maybe take a look at the
> FAQs [2].
>
> If however you do not necessarily want a direct replacement for Time
> Machine, just a solid backup solution, then I have heard some ubuntu-uk
> members mention rdiff-backup [3] and backup-manager [4].
>
> Hope that helps you out and let us know how you get on and if you
> encounter any more problems, documentation is your friend and it is
> always advisable to read so that you get a good understanding of how the
> program functions and what the options do, especially with something as
> important as backups!
>
> [0] http://blog.interlinked.org/tutorials/rsync_time_machine.html
> [1] http://code.google.com/p/flyback/wiki/HowItWorks
> [2] http://code.google.com/p/flyback/wiki/FAQ
> [3] http://www.nongnu.org/rdiff-backup/
> [4] http://www2.backup-manager.org/
>
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