June 24, 2013 - mikeyD
How To: The Linux Backup Guide (2013)
I have arrived at that happy point where I really want to start backing up my system automatically, not just a partition/path every once in a while with dump/rysnc (dump vs. rysnc I will get into, don’t worry). This is a good practice for even those who think their systems are invulnerable. “Oh, I don’t need to backup, I use Linux,” even from a home user standpoint is a horrible notion. You’ll wish you did once you screw up a system config royally and can’t find it in ~/.local/share/Trash/files/ or a similar location. That said let’s overview the two popular commands for backing up:
Head on past the break for me (Note: posted being compiled in pieces, check back for updates).