- From: scott <svetter@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue, 29 May 2007 01:05:01 GMT
Barnacle Bill the Sailor wrote:Broderick Crawford wrote:What are the essential files to backup to get Suse booted up and a
window manager running like KDE when you have a problem? Is there a
program that does this?
And while we're at it, what's a reasonable priced tape drive whose tapes
hold in the gigabyte range and would work with Linux? or would one be
better off hooking up an external hard drive for backup purposes
I asume you man files, exept your own datafiles. I backup these:
includeDirs=bin boot etc home lib opt root sbin srv usr var
Then there are some that I exclude:
home/*/.*cache* home/*/.*/cache* home/*/.*/*/cache*
home/*/.*/*/*/cache* home/*/*/*/*/cache* home/*/.*/*/*/Cache* home/*/*/*/*/Cache* devmedia mnt/*
/ proc tmp var/spool/news home/houghi/.pan home/houghi/tmp
home/houghi/.kde home/houghi/.nautilus home/houghi/dvd home/houghi/.opera
So basicaly I backup almost everything. In order of importace and what I
have done in the past is the following:
I now use storeBackup http://en.opensuse.org/StoreBackup
As for tapedrives, I would just use an internal HD. Yes, there is an
offchance that your PC blows up and that a external drive would have
saved your data. But is more marketing then something you actualy need.
Unless you are going (not just intend to) take the HD to another
premise, there won't be a serious advantage, exept for the higher price.
And then you must understand that transportation the date means you need
to encrypt your data and actualy need TWO external drives. One for each
day. That way when one breaks during transport while you rush to place
back the backup, you still have the other.
If your data is that precious, as dedicated backupserver should be a
better option. If it is just standard backup, use an internal drive.
There is a rack that you can put into a 5-1/2 bay that is permenently mounted and connected to the IDE bus. The rack has a removable tray which encloses a hard drive. This allows you take it to another computer that has the rack. The hard drive is a standard IDE hard drive and can be as big or as small as you want or can afford. They are nice! The rack/tray combination can be found at any computer store or at www.cyberguys.com. No problem with Linux too! Another thing that I use is a hard drive enclosure that connects to a USB port. That too works with Linux and can have any size hard drive.
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