Children, do make backups... ;-)

Mine was not recent enough. My entire /usr partition was corrupted after
several power failures, and I had to rebuild it all. Two days of working.

You must have a full backup! :wink:


Cheers / Saludos,

Carlos E. R.
(from 11.2 x86_64 “Emerald” at Telcontar)

One from the old days:

Backup and keep a copy

  • next to your computer, another one
  • in some other room in the house, another one
  • at the neighbours, another one
  • at friends on the other side of town, another one
  • at some relative’s place, preferably abroad, and the final one should be
  • in orbit, since you never know what happens :smiley:

I hope you succeeded in 100% restoration.

On 2010-12-28 16:06, Knurpht wrote:

> - in orbit, since you never know what happens :smiley:

X’-)

> I hope you succeeded in 100% restoration.

I did. Apparently.

My excuse for not having a current backup is that I needed the bck disk to
store some /temporary/ files. Argh. I never learn.


Cheers / Saludos,

Carlos E. R.
(from 11.2 x86_64 “Emerald” at Telcontar)

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. :slight_smile:

On 2010-12-28 23:36, Prexy wrote:
>
> Don’t trust “the cloud?”

No, I don’t! :slight_smile:

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)

backing up data is my issue .The OS is a no brainer to fix .For some i can use "rsync " to reinstall the 60 Gig of “spice” telemetry from the MRO, LRO ,Cassini ,and Mesanger spacecraft

but it is the 300+ gig of working data that i have to put on a second computer .