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View Poll Results: How often do you do backups?
I do backups religiously 4 23.53%
I do backup sometimes 7 41.18%
I rarely do backups, I live on the wildside 6 35.29%
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Old 01-01-2013, 04:01 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by syg00 View Post
For updates, I use snapshot prior to the deed.
I wish linux would have a native snapshot feature in the kernel. Snapshots are cool because you can go back in time if an update or an install messed up something. I am using arch linux as a host and a guest in a VM. Before I do a system update/upgrade on my host machine, I do it first in the VM. If something went wrong during the upgrade in the VM, I just rolled back a snapshot. Snapshots has saved me from doing reinstalls of arch.

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Originally Posted by DavidMcCann View Post
A British TV show (The Gadget Show) froze a USB stick, baked it, and ran over it. Then they sent it to a data-recovery company, which got all the data back!
Looking more into that, there are plenty of videos on youtube about USB stick durability:

For sure not all USB sticks are created equal. Some of them you just drop to break.

In the future I will buy one the durable ones and use it as an extreme emergency backup in case my house burns down or there is a flood or a meteor storm, etc.


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