LeRoy on 26 Jul 2010 12:14:41 -0700

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Re: [PLUG] How do you backup your home PC's / Laptops?

On 07/26/2010 02:16 PM, Conor Schaefer wrote:
> On Sat, Jul 17, 2010 at 1:40 PM, Brian Vagnoni <bvagnoni@v-system.net
> <mailto:bvagnoni@v-system.net>> wrote:
>     ----- Original Message -----
>     From: Lee Marzke
>     If you have other household
>     > members  how
>     > do you ensure the backups are done ?
>     ----- Original Message -----
>     Tie them to a chair, and with a dentist drill in hand, ask them "is
>     it safe...?"
>     No....that isn't how most folks do it?
>     IMHO, I loathe all backup solutions equally. My best advice, use the
>     the one you hate the least.
> I really hate to be this guy in the thread, but what's wrong with rsync?
> On computers I set up for family members, I create a cronjob that SSHs
> into the home server and drops it into a /dir/dir/backup/user.
> Authentication is based on a 4096-bit RSA key, so no user intervention
> is needed. For those hosting remotely, Duplicity seems like an excellent
> solution, and has been brought up multiple times on this list.
> The problem is that it's not technically versioned, but by using a
> script that inserts a "date" string into the dirnames within the
> backup/user/ folder, you can then use a "cleanup" cronjob on the server
> to make sure that, say, only the most recent five backups are kept.
> Encryption is not a problem with family stuff, of course, so I don't
> bother to set Duplicity up on their machines.

Many moons ago I wrote a bash script to do my backups.

The backup is a tar based backup and dump for the databases and for
security I encrypt it with GnuPG and finally create a cd/dvd iso image
that can be rsync'd to remote box.  Since many of us use various
services like unix shell, or tektonic the encryption of any backup is

I made a half baked deb file which includes 2 man pages a default config
file and the sbin program.

You have to hand edit the config file on your own.

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