[Wolves] backing up methods

DragonMaster LUG at clews.homelinux.net
Mon May 4 14:52:56 UTC 2009

> Hi folk
> Hope you can help.
> I have an external (USB) storage drive which I use to backup my data to.So
> far I just used drag and drop to transfer the data over but that takes
> ages. I tried Simple Backup but could not be sure if it was doing the
> business. There is no indications that Simple Back up has done the job and
> when I try to view the archive folder it created (after 3 hours) I just
> get the egg timer and nothing else. It appears that Simple Backup does the
> job in a matter of minutes, is that usual? I know it depends on th amount
> of data, but we are talking about 4.5G of data, photos, videos etc
> Any suggestions on a simple and speedy backing up process?
> Cheers
> Mo
  Now I admit I haven't tried this yet myself, but there is a nice looking
script at http://andri.dk/tech/linux/usb-backup which should help - or
at least point you in a direction that you can work on from... ;-)

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