[Gllug] best way of making backups
John G Walker
johngeoffreywalker at yahoo.co.uk
Sun Sep 14 10:35:40 UTC 2008
On Sun, 14 Sep 2008 10:59:06 +0100 "Nahuel Marisi"
<nahuelmarisi at gmail.com> wrote:
> Dear List :P
> At the moment I make my backups (once every three months when I panic
> about my HD dieing) simply by copying the folders I want to backup
> and compressing it as a tar.bz2 file. Obviously this is not the most
> organised or efficient way of making backups. So I was wondering what
> programs do you use or suggest in order to do this tedious but
> necessary task.
Why not just tar the directories and files you want to back up? I don't
understand the reason for copying them first.
In any case, why not put the entire procedure into a script? I run a
script every night backing up my essential files to an external drive.
My script also maintains the latest seven backups. I don't really have
to think about it any more,
All the best,
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