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Re: [opensuse] backup question to y'all
On Tue, Apr 11, 2006 at 10:03:12PM +0200, Chris Maaskant wrote:
> Thanks for explaining that to me Houghi.
> But i'll stick with my rsync method, i see no need for me to having
> backups that can take me back more than a week.
> That might make sense when you do a lot of system configuration editing
> or do some developing or something, but i just play games surf the net
> do some graphic editing and listen/watch to music/movies.

I do not do a lot of system configuration editing. That makes it so easy
to go back such a long time. I now can go back 2 months. This takes 20GB.
And that with 4 backups per day.
If I would go back 1 week with a backup each day (only one per day) it
would take 35GB. So I save space by doing it like I do, because I do not
change things that much.

The first question I asked myself was how to backup as much with as little
space as possible. As a result I got the backup that lasted 2 months. I
believe the default settings would be almost one year. This still with
20GB for a 5GB in backups. The extra time is just that, an extra.

Not trying to convince you, just explaining it.

Nutze die Zeit. Sie ist das Kostbarste, was wir haben, denn es
ist unwiederbringliche Lebenszeit. Leben ist aber mehr als Werk
und Arbeit, und das Sein wichtiger als das Tun - Johannes Müller-Elmau

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