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281861Re: Low Budget Backups

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  • Mauricio Tavares
    Dec 3, 2011
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      Sent from my Blackberry

      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.
      >
      >        Wietse

      I myself use a dockstar running openwrt and a 2TB WD drive as linux/unix and time machine backup.

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