Destroying "only" your home directory (was Re: Newbie question on permissions)

Dana J. Laude kc9aae at
Tue Apr 4 03:15:25 UTC 2006

On Sunday 02 April 2006 23:14, Michael T. Richter wrote:

> That would be the typical UNIX way to make "backups", yes.
> Where does that leave file versioning?  Incremental (or
> differential) backups?  Selective backups?  (I have stuff in
> my home folder that I wouldn't mind too terribly much losing
> that sucks up a lot of space.) System configurations (for
> those "power users" that might want to handle that situation
> as well)?
> A good backup application handles all of that in a format
> that's easy to access.

I've read a few of your replies and there actually is GOOD backup 
software available for linux.  Do a google search for "linux 
backup software".  I installed a HP DAT tape backup changer on 
our network at work and it just worked fine. We happened to use 

And the cost wasn't bad.  Now, granted "free as in beer" is 
always good, but sometimes it just takes awhile. ;)


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