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Kevin Walsh
2004-12-09, 06:22
Jack Coates [jack (AT) monkeynoodle (DOT) org] wrote:
> > This is a disaster recovery system; The only thing I can't do is
> > recover a file I deleted two days ago, unless it happens to be on tape.
> > It's difficult to guard against stupidity. :-)
> >
> So add the backup script I posted yesterday, because it does guard against
> stupidity :) Being stupid from time to time, I've relied on it and it's
> saved my bacon.
>
Most of my work goes into a local CVS server, which rescues me from
my own stupidity from time to time. Of course, the CVS server is
not hosted on the backup server (nothing is), so it gets backed up
along with everything else.

If I found that I'd deleted a bunch of music files that I recently
ripped and encoded, then I'd re-create them. That hasn't happened
yet, which is good.

I hadn't seen that rsync script before. I have my own scripts that
handle the backup automation and allow for servers to be added and
removed on the fly. The backup server, I have here, maintains a
snapshot of several client servers, but my clients don't keep music
on their servers - well, I don't think so, anyway.

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