Don’t trust “the cloud?” Since I don’t mind installing opensuse, I just back up my docs (including pics & music) to SpiderOak. Also found out Microsoft is offering a similar free deal. One or two others were listed in a recent mag article and I can’t find the reference anymore. If someone saw it, please give a reference. But these all work with linux and are free. If the 5 MB limit is too small, split your stuff up among the various sites. My point is that doing it automatically, offsite, is valuable. I have a couple of old hard drives that I used via usb to back up my stuff. But, since I didn’t automate that and I was lazy about switching disks, the cloud has been more reliable than me.
On 2010-12-28 23:36, Prexy wrote:
> Don’t trust “the cloud?”
No, I don’t!
Anyway, I’m talking of many gigabytes; not feasible to backup to a server
over internet at 1Mbit/s. Even if doable, you need to have the operating
system back to recover files from the cloud, and what I lost was a big part
of the OS.
Cheers / Saludos,
Carlos E. R.
(from 11.2 x86_64 “Emerald” at Telcontar)