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Re: Out-of-control backups!

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: Out-of-control backups!
Date: Wed, 20 Aug 2014 12:41:40 -0400
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> No, back then when I did make backups I automated that using a cron job
> that checked if my external HDD was connected, and if so, do an
> incremental backup.  But that didn't work too well for two reasons.  1)
> I simply didn't get to my external HDD too often, and 2) I accidentally
> backed up large new files that weren't covered by my black/whitelists
> and globs.  Then I either could just wait for the file copy to finish,
> or abort the backup, edit my blacklist and backup again.

I have a daily cronjob that backs up to my home server.  No need to
physically connect a drive: as long as I'm connected to my home network,
the backup can take place.

Plus, I can access my backup any time remotely ;-)


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