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Old 01-12-2021, 10:59 AM   #1
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backup data program wanted


Hi
I am running (two) a primary and a secondry slave HDDs
I am saving my work on to the primary HDD and I want to back it up onto the secondry HDD

Any surgestions on programs please?
 
Old 01-12-2021, 11:42 AM   #2
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My suggestion would be to start by reading through the results obtained by searching linux backup (or other suitable variations).

If you still have questions after that, provide the URLs you've read and detail what part(s) you need further clarification on.

 
Old 01-12-2021, 11:56 AM   #3
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Hi
I am running (two) a primary and a secondry slave HDDs
I am saving my work on to the primary HDD and I want to back it up onto the secondry HDD

Any surgestions on programs please?
Well... there's currently a Backup Software Of The Year poll currently up at the top of the Forums page. I'd start looking at the candidates and checking whether any of those meet your needs.

Of course, if all you need is a snapshot of your current work, the simplest solution is to look at the venerable old "rsync" command. A lot of folks use it to capture the state of a disk or directory tree. If "my work" means $HOME... you could simply use something like "cd $HOME; rsync -ar /mnt/secondary-drive/saved_home". Check the rsync(1) manpage for details. There are also a ton of rsync HOWTOs if you do a simple internet search.

HTH...
 
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Old 01-12-2021, 03:40 PM   #4
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Might depend on how often you wish to save data. There are also other advanced file systems that may do what you wish.
 
Old 01-12-2021, 06:09 PM   #5
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rsync is the common answer - it is ubiquitous, so you can basically use any system or liveCD/USB to recover if the worst happens. You can also mount the backup and view your data anytime. A big plus for me.
If you wish to have regular (automatic) backups, then rsnapshot is worth a look. There are probably even GUI tools, but I haven't looked specifically.
 
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rsync is the common answer - it is ubiquitous, so you can basically use any system or liveCD/USB to recover if the worst happens. You can also mount the backup and view your data anytime. A big plus for me.
If you wish to have regular (automatic) backups, then rsnapshot is worth a look. There are probably even GUI tools, but I haven't looked specifically.
Rsync is a terminal based program with no instructions what so ever!
And if you dont know what a mount or a sudo is then your just completly wasting your time with linux terminals
 
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Well... there's currently a Backup Software Of The Year poll currently up at the top of the Forums page. I'd start looking at the candidates and checking whether any of those meet your needs.

Of course, if all you need is a snapshot of your current work, the simplest solution is to look at the venerable old "rsync" command. A lot of folks use it to capture the state of a disk or directory tree. If "my work" means $HOME... you could simply use something like "cd $HOME; rsync -ar /mnt/secondary-drive/saved_home". Check the rsync(1) manpage for details. There are also a ton of rsync HOWTOs if you do a simple internet search.

HTH...
I have no idea what you are talking about
 
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My suggestion would be to start by reading through the results obtained by searching linux backup (or other suitable variations).
its no linux back up I want as I dont want to back up the master boot drive
 
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You asked for sugestions for backup. You added no further requirements such as GUI or anything else. Your problem, not ours (mine). Goodbye.
 
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Backup is a phrase that can mean backup one single file or some group of files/directories or entire computer.

Grsync may allow you to use a gui for rsync.

Look at your distro. It has programs that include the term "backup".
 
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Rsync is a terminal based program with no instructions what so ever!
And if you dont know what a mount or a sudo is then your just completly wasting your time with linux terminals
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I have no idea what you are talking about
Rsync is a terminal-based program with an extensive manpage. (Hint: manpage == manual page) Try: "man rsync". Anything that doesn't make sense in that? Try running "man" for some of those topics. Cast a wider net with "apropos topic" which will return a list of manpages that may be related to "topic".

If "mount" and/or "sudo" are foreign concepts and the manpages aren't helping as much as you like, I could suggest several relatively inexpensive books that would get someone in that position up-to-speed with the basics. But first, check your local library---the books they have may be older but would be more than adequate to explain some of the concepts you seems to be struggling with. Then there are a ton of Linux HOWTOs on the Internet. Note, however, it may take some time to find a HOWTO that is written to the level at which you find yourself. Some are written for more advanced users.

I have to wonder where your backups are supposed to go if you are not sure how to mount the backup drive. No judgement intended but it seems you might have a lot of questions that would be right at home in the "Newbies" forum.

Good luck...
 
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Rsync is a terminal based program with no instructions what so ever!
And if you dont know what a mount or a sudo is then your just completly wasting your time with linux terminals
Lots of instructions if you can
1. read the man page
2. do quick searches for rsync and your usage
3. study the different guides on using linux so you can become familiar with the very often used commands such as sudo, mount, cp, rsync, etc.

If you cannot handle working from the command line and the freedom to choose what and how to perform your tasks then Linux is likely not your cup of tea. Go back to a gui only environment from M$ or Axxle where you can only do what they allow and provide a gui so you do it their way.

What is not appreciated here is angst when you are given suggestions that you choose not to even consider.

BTW: If you would consider a little effort to learn of benefit, the Linux From Scratch book is very informative.

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