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Re: [SLUG] Backup options
- To: Simon Bryan <sbryan@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: [SLUG] Backup options
- From: luke.kendall@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
- Date: Thu Nov 8 13:30:01 2001
- Cc: Slug@xxxxxxxxxxx
On 8 Nov, Simon Bryan wrote:
> However eventually their may be up to
> 40-50GB of data to backup, this is well out of my realm of experience even
> in the Windows world. I need to plan ahead and have about 6months before
> the 4GB will be exceeded.
What I use at home is a script and tool developed by a friend.
As you say, eventually you'll have to much to fit on a single device.
The tool takes a list of files and outputs a set of file lists,
where each file list will fit (just) onto one backup medium.
The script takes a list of file lists, and dumps them onto the backup
medium. It happens to use cpio.
I run it in automatic mode nightly, toggling between 2 backup media,
and when the nightly backup fails cause it won't fit, you then do the
The nightly backups just backup files modified since the last backup at
the deeper level.
I've used it over the years using tapes, floppies, zip discs, and now
I'll ask my friend if there'd be any problem in making them public.