281861Re: Low Budget Backups
- Dec 3, 2011
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On Dec 3, 2011 9:59 AM, "Wietse Venema" <wietse@...> wrote:
> 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.
I myself use a dockstar running openwrt and a 2TB WD drive as linux/unix and time machine backup.
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