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Old 03-18-2013, 01:53 AM   #16
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Cool script eloi, I just wrote a growisofs script to backup but then realize I could be faster and more efficient to backup to a flash drive which is removable. So I will re-write my script and write my output to a flash drive (if I can I need to check if anyone has done that, sure someone has).
This obviates my problem with k3b, dvd speed, etc.

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Old 03-18-2013, 05:50 AM   #17
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Cool script eloi, I just wrote a growisofs script to backup but then realize I could be faster and more efficient to backup to a flash drive which is removable. So I will re-write my script and write my output to a flash drive (if I can I need to check if anyone has done that, sure someone has).
This obviates my problem with k3b, dvd speed, etc.
Years ago I registered a novel. The old man that served me at the copyright office told me, after I asked him why not to use CDs, that the more reliable way to store data is still printed paper. I ignore if that's true but surely he has better knowledge than me in that subject.

Flash drives are faster but less reliable than CDs to backup files.
 
Old 03-18-2013, 06:50 AM   #18
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Another option is redundancy. I have two machines at home. I
use rsync via ssh (using key pairs) to backup my wife's machine
files into my machine and vice versa with a cron job. You can
write a script that make ping first to check if the other is
turned off or sleeping. You can do regular backups to a second
hard drive, to another partition or just to the same hard disk.

These practices are safer than keeping your files in a flash
drive (magnetic fields) or using the cloud (privacy) like people
use to do with mails.
 
  


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