[ale] Backup opinions requested

Jim Lynch ale_nospam at fayettedigital.com
Mon Dec 18 14:53:10 EST 2017

I've been real happy with rdiff-backup for all my backup needs. You'll 
have to script it yourself including removing old backup sets but it's 
quite solid.  If you need partition image backups, that's not going to 
be your selection.  If you want to make sure your files are backed up 
it's a great solution.  It's space efficient in that it only backs up 
changes.  If a file is unchanged nothing is stored.

But then there are lots of schemes to choose from. Everyone will have a 
different opinion but that's one thing that makes this group so valuable.


On 12/18/2017 02:13 PM, Jonathan Meek via Ale wrote:
> Afternoon folks,
> I have recently put together a Buffalo NAS device with 2TB of mirrored 
> storage. I am looking for opinions for setting up my desktop/laptop 
> systems to do backups to the NAS. They all run Solus Linux so no need 
> to accommodate for the other OSes for now. In the future, I might try 
> backing up phones and tablets but that's a ways off.
> Also, thoughts on what to backup that may not be apparent on a Linux 
> system would be great as well.
> I vaguely recall someone suggesting using local mail to incidate if a 
> backup succeeded or failed but I am open to options.
> Regards,
> Jonathan
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