backuppc questions.

Michael Richter ttmrichter at
Wed Jan 4 06:38:25 UTC 2006

> I don't know that backuppc is what your looking for.  Unless your backing
> > up a
> > 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
> suggestion instead.
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
> backupninja.
> OK, I've downloaded backupninja and... can't find the docs.  Apropos-ing
on backupninja, ninja or backup gets me nothing.  What am I missing?
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