ttmrichter at gmail.com
Wed Jan 4 05:28:47 UTC 2006
> Please allow me comment on your use of backuppc for a moment.
Please do. :-)
I don't know that backuppc is what your looking for. Unless your backing up
> bunch of computers, I doubt that its going to be worth setting this
> program up. If you are only backing up one(maybe at most 5) computers I
> would suggest backupninja and a usb hard drive.
Well, I picked backuppc under the mistaken impression that having the
"Ubuntu Supported" icon next to it meant it was ... supported. ;-) I'm
open to using anything that simplifies my task for now. Backuppc doesn't
sound like the program to use in this case, so I'll take your kind
I would further
> suggest using the rdiff-backup backend for everyday use and cd-r backend
> for weekly or monthly use. If your really paranoid you can use
> duplicity(instead of rdiff-backup), to encrypt your backups.
I have no luck at all with CD-R backups. I find them highly unreliable and
they tend to fail without any kind of warning that there was a problem. So
I think I'm covered only to find out that I've lost years (literally, in one
case!) of work with no chance to recover.
I'll be using a USB disk for backing up. Thanks for the pointer to
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