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.
Maybe some of us will know all this, that how to automate openoffice to make backup copy of files. So its for those who like me mistakenly deleted/removed a file, or did not save it on time.
I had written a simple(maybe very simple) post about this process of enabling openoffice to make backup copies of your files.