What Backup Solutions do You prefer?

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What Backup Solutions do You prefer?

Postby JamesAC on Mon Aug 15, 2011 12:38 pm

We talk about Backup Solutions This week.
And want to know what solutions you guys use.

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News & Personal Updates
0:04:56 Does Using Windows Make you Dislike Windows?
0:12:03 Debian wins as best distro of 2011. LMDE not far behind then?
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0:23:46 Brian Proffitt has picked his top Linux Distros for 2011. Do you agree (some of us don’t)
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Main Topic
0:28:20 Backup Solutions
Website of the Week
Backup Solutions List
Tip of the Week
This week’s tip allows you to keep to directories synced.
rsync -zvr /var/opt/installation/inventory/ /root/temp
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Re: What Backup Solutions do You prefer?

Postby tdockery97 on Mon Aug 15, 2011 4:48 pm

For simple data such as music, videos, pictures, etc. I simply copy to another partition and/or external storage device.

For my overall distro backup IMO there is nothing better than Clonezilla. I do a Clonezilla backup of my installations every Sunday. Because I like to tinker, borking my installation, though rare, does occasionally happen. I don't have to stress out because I can put it back just the way it was.
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Re: What Backup Solutions do You prefer?

Postby karashata on Mon Aug 15, 2011 5:03 pm

I recently bought a 2 terabyte external hard drive to make backup images on, and I've been using partclone to make those images. Previously I used to only backup my personal data (videos, music, documents, etc.) since I didn't have enough backup disk space to do full image backups. In the future I will likely end up using a mixture of partition images and loose files when I begin to run out of space on my computer's built-in drive.
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Re: What Backup Solutions do You prefer?

Postby rhodry on Mon Aug 15, 2011 10:03 pm

I have all 'generic' data (videos, music, documents, etc.) held on a separate data server. I run links to that server from each user's home folder ( permissions and group names are centrally controlled). That data server has a daily backup schedule to external drives using rsync scripts through cron.

On each machine each user has a 'luckybackup' profile (excluding symlinks) to an external drive they run whenever they like (usually weekly) and I keep a Clonezilla copy of each distro immediately post install/setup and after any major upgrade. Usually running/supporting 4-6 distros at a time.

I NEVER tinker with my primary user stuff until it has been tested & works in my 'test' user. Never had a "bork" that I couldn't recover from caused by me! The server once ran uptime of over 4 years (until I changed the motherboard).

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Re: What Backup Solutions do You prefer?

Postby Roken on Tue Aug 16, 2011 11:34 am

+1 for clonezilla - free, fast, and it gets the job done.
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Re: What Backup Solutions do You prefer?

Postby Dyfi on Tue Aug 16, 2011 2:15 pm

Clonezilla weekly and Backintime for daily updates - both to a seperate hard drive.
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Re: What Backup Solutions do You prefer?

Postby Pilosopong Tasyo on Wed Aug 17, 2011 10:59 am

I use Remastersys, DropBox, and the old-fashioned copy-and-paste to external media.
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Re: What Backup Solutions do You prefer?

Postby Gerd50 on Thu Aug 18, 2011 12:29 pm

For my system partitions i use qt4-fsarchiver weekly. My personal data are on a second internal HD, i save them on a
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Re: What Backup Solutions do You prefer?

Postby MALsPa on Thu Aug 18, 2011 12:36 pm

rsync, to my external hard drive.
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Re: What Backup Solutions do You prefer?

Postby cra1g321 on Sat Aug 20, 2011 11:50 am

i usually just use deja-dup to backup to a external HDD.

Simple, easy to use and encrypted :)
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Re: What Backup Solutions do You prefer?

Postby samriggs on Sun Aug 21, 2011 12:53 am

External 1 terabyte HD, I have 5 computers backed up in it plus all the artwork I do.
Simple and works well, but I might check out clonzilla also
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Re: What Backup Solutions do You prefer?

Postby JamesAC on Sun Aug 21, 2011 9:06 pm

yeah clonezilla is pretty sweet I think i'm going to use it to image across my install to an SSD from my HDD when the SSD comes in.
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Re: What Backup Solutions do You prefer?

Postby holastickboy on Wed Aug 24, 2011 2:06 am

I like to use external media, and generally just drag and drop. I used to use a CentOS file server, and had my files rsync across the local network, but the electricity it consumed was just too much for what it did. Picked up two cheap 2TB hard drives and back up to those (only to one drive, and rsync that drives contents to the other drive).
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Re: What Backup Solutions do You prefer?

Postby maxpolaris on Tue Oct 11, 2011 12:59 am

I prefer to use manual command line tools like tar rsync and compression utilites.
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