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World Backup Day 2018

Post by JoeFootball » Sat Mar 31, 2018 12:01 pm

Today (March 31) is World Backup Day. What are everyone's preferred ways of backing up what?

For me, I make periodic bare metal restore images of entire drives with Clonezilla Live to external drives, and onsite/offsite backup copies of critical personal files to USB drives.

EDIT: Just encountered this timely related article: Backups vs. Redundancy: What’s the Difference?

EDIT 2: Here’s How the ExtremeTech Staff Stays Backed Up

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Re: World Backup Day 2018

Post by Schultz » Sat Mar 31, 2018 12:10 pm

I backup my files to an external hard drive. I don't use any app, just "old fashioned" copy and paste.

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Re: World Backup Day 2018

Post by Marziano » Sat Mar 31, 2018 12:14 pm

Recently, I have regularly used Timeshift for making restore points of the system.
I use Aptik for backing up /home (and other stuff as well).
I have used Disks for making partition images.
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Re: World Backup Day 2018

Post by smurphos » Sat Mar 31, 2018 12:19 pm

Some rsync and rclone based scripts to backup to a local network drive with some stuff also backed up to Google Drive.

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Post by coffee412 » Sat Mar 31, 2018 3:26 pm

I typically backup to a server raid. I have an older 6 core AMD that runs a RAID5 (mdadm) and I typically throw important stuff on that. I also have my home directory on a Mirrored set. I run the main O/S on a SSD.

I need to automate my backups. Glad this thread was started to remind me. I will use rsync in a cron job to backup my home folder :)

I have a client that I setup a new server for (linux of course) that backs up to a raid5 and then nightly backs that up to an external drive that goes off site every nite. I wrote a bash script to do it. Its pretty cool. Works like this:

1. Backup data to internal raid.
2. Backup internal raid to external drive.
3. Shutdown a windows VM
4. Backup windows VM to internal raid.
5. Start windows VM back up.

The windows VM only gets backed up once a week. Bash script also keeps a log file in case something goes wrong you can look it up there.

On my system I have to get some time to clone the OS drive! Its a EVO 500GB SSD.
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Re: World Backup Day 2018

Post by lsemmens » Sun Apr 01, 2018 12:50 am

Copy and paste for me. Much of what I have is not backed up and if I lose it, too bad. If I run into trouble I have no compunction in blowing it all away and starting again. It's only the critical stuff that I copy to another drive on the network so I, at least, have two copies.
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Re: World Backup Day 2018

Post by Portreve » Sun Apr 01, 2018 6:38 pm

Does anyone here make that backing-up beeping noise while archiving their files, or am I the only one?
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Re: World Backup Day 2018

Post by coffee412 » Sun Apr 01, 2018 7:05 pm

Portreve wrote:
Sun Apr 01, 2018 6:38 pm
Does anyone here make that backing-up beeping noise while archiving their files, or am I the only one?
lol,

How about a bash script that runs rsync for backups and plays the backup warning?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GtjdTgRhTC4
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