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Old 03-20-2014, 06:02 PM   #31
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Could always compress the folder see if that goes although I don't think you will have access to the individual files unless the cloud service has the capability to look\take\add in .tar.gz or other .zip like formats? If so could store more for free.

Edit\add: google drive is grate I also email myself important files that sit in folders for years they give lots of storage there too could have lots of email accounts as well...
Thanks jamison. I used to do the email saving too. That could definitely be another safeguard. And learning about compressing files is next up in my Linux learning curriculum.
 
Old 03-20-2014, 06:10 PM   #32
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Given my current experience, I don't have much to say, and have to take the opportunity if I ever do
Hey, it's appeciated!
 
Old 03-20-2014, 06:17 PM   #33
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Sure, there's no reason you have to back up everything. In the rsync command, just change the "/*" to "/home/greggbell" or whatever directory you want to back up (and get rid of the unnecessary excludes in the process).

You could also have your second computer back up to the first, and then the first backs up to the external drive. I didn't mention it in my post, but that 3.3TB I'm backing up includes the regular backups from 3 other computers, one Linux, one Windows, and one OSX. So the external hard drive actually holds the backups from four machines, plus two iPhones and an iPad, all of which is being regularly synced to the external drive using that one script I posted earlier (plus similar scripts or settings on the other machines to back them up to the server).

The overall layout is:
portable devices back up to machine A
machines A-C back up to the server (machine D)
machine D backs up to the external drive using the script I posted earlier

So everybody has a backup. Some have two, and the portable devices actually have three.
My needs are nowhere near as large as yours, but you make this backup thing seem do-able. (I took a screenshot of your post and put it on my desktop--hopefully I won't lose it because I'm not backed up yet!--so I can refer to it when I get down to this in earnest.) I'm still getting comfortable with the computer commands and all, but I may be back in a little while asking you to proof my rsync command. Thanks a lot.
 
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I actually was going to add this link as one option:
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sudo tar -zcvpf gregory_Xxx_xx_2014.tar.gz  /home/gregory
It does not look like you can access within archives at dropbox as of yet or upload large folders: https://www.dropbox.com/help/49/en
like I'm sure many paid or your own server could http://docs.aws.amazon.com/AmazonClo...ssedFiles.html . . .
 
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I actually was going to add this link as one option:
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sudo tar -zcvpf gregory_Xxx_xx_2014.tar.gz  /home/gregory
It does not look like you can access within archives at dropbox as of yet or upload large folders: https://www.dropbox.com/help/49/en
like I'm sure many paid or your own server could http://docs.aws.amazon.com/AmazonClo...ssedFiles.html . . .
That's actually a little confusing, jamison. Dropbox has a 1GB max upload limit for folders and Drive has only 10MB!! https://support.google.com/drive/answer/37603 The gregory folder is 230MB. Maybe I need to switch to Dropbox. Thanks for the command. Will definitely experiment with it.
 
Old 03-20-2014, 06:41 PM   #36
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That link made me laugh:
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Drawings: We’ve never seen anyone make a drawing that was too big (but that’s not a dare).

Other files: Files that you upload but don’t convert to a Google Docs, Sheets, or Slides format can be up to 1TB each.
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ml#post5138385

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Old 03-21-2014, 01:36 AM   #37
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Well, that (1 TB) makes more sense than 10 MB! (I didn't read that far.) So I wonder why my 'gregory' file didn't go through at 230 MB. Hmm.
 
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I thought I should put that in there in case you missed it, even tho the part in bold was the lol and looks like drive only lets archive up\downloads like dropbox (not actual use of them over the net.)

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