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281856Re: Low Budget Backups

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  • Wietse Venema
    Dec 3, 2011
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      Jim Seymour:
      > On Fri, 2 Dec 2011 21:52:54 -0800 (PST)
      > email builder <emailbuilder88@...> wrote:
      >
      > [snip]
      > > As know one seems to have any other ideas, looks like it has to be
      > > some rsynch variant using whatever cheap remote storage I can find.
      >
      > Seems kind of OT for this list, but since nobody else seems to
      > object...
      >
      > Two questions: Does it need to be remote, and why just the mail
      > spool? Why not the entire machine?
      >
      > I'm currently backing up my machine at home to a WD "My Passport" USB
      > drive, doing a monthly full and nightly differential, using a script
      > that employs rsync. Each backup set looks like a full backup. Works
      > like a champ. I'm going to use the same script on the new mailserver
      > I'm building at work.
      >
      > I have two drives, which I swap once-a-month. The out-of-service
      > drive goes in the safe. At work I'll probably do three or four, with
      > at least one in the bank safety deposit vault.

      With the home domain, I use rsync for daily backups, and "whole
      system" dump to USB drive for (PGP-encrypted) off-site backup.

      Wietse
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