I´m at a turning point .. to change my OS from W7 to Ubuntu.
The thing is: Do I need to make a backup of my files?
Or, can I just install the new OS and my files will ALL be quite safe?
on 11/12/2012 – Made popular on 11/12/2012
I have a WordPress install and I'm wonder what is generally best practice when it comes to back up. I'm asking here instead of WordPress.stackexchange as this question is not only a WordPress question but a general backup question.
I'd like to try archfs or rdiff-backup-fs (as I understand it's same) but can't figure the right command line.
I make (test) backup with command rdiff-backup in-dir out-dir changed/deleted some files and make backup again few times. I was able to find "lost" files but it's hard to do. archfs is a tool to make that easyer but I don't know how to set up.
I've tested a few of backup utilities and still haven't found one that would satisfy me.
Almost every one of them has two options:
- full backup - not an option to use frequently
- incremental backup - seems right, but there's one thing about it:
Incremental backup builds on a base of a full backup, backing up only those files, that were created/changed.
I'm trying to setup a backup script on Ubuntu. Every day I want to copy my local source directory to a backup directory on a remote server uniquely named with the date. (e.g., backup-jan1/, backup-jan2/, etc) It should store a mirror of the earliest state and use difference files to recreate the new backup points.
I was having issues with my ubuntu install and decided to do a clean install. I backed up my home directory with the stock backup app to a secondary hard drive then in my stupidity(thinking the files were something else) deleted the backup files and did a clean install of ubuntu.