[ubuntu-uk] Backing Up Ubuntu

Jai Harrison jai at jaiharrison.com
Wed Jan 7 19:08:39 GMT 2009

Thanks. I'll do just that.

2009/1/7 Alan Pope <alan at popey.com>:
> 2009/1/7 Jai Harrison <jai at jaiharrison.com>:
>> There's a small problem with that. Namely that my external HDD is
>> often not connected to my laptop so automated (as oppose to manual)
>> backups will most likely fail. Is there something similar but based
>> around manual backups? Also, do tarballs preserve permissions were I
>> ever to need to restore it?
> So just remove the cron job from /etc/cron.daily and run it manually
> as and when you like, and let it do a full backup each time?
> Alternatively you could add a line to /etc/cron.daily/backup-manager
> test -f /media/disk/some_file_only_on_usb_disk || exit 0
> So it only backs up if the usb disk is attached (and that file exists on it).
> It's very flexible. Take a look at the conf file which contains lots
> of comments about what the options do. Worth a look.
> Cheers,
> Al.
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