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Re: [opensuse] backup question to y'all
On Wed, Apr 12, 2006 at 02:06:35PM +0200, jdd wrote:
> one should add the reason why he use one or the other.
> I use rsync because I don't bother to keep all the obsolete
> versions
> I have big files adited often or small files edited...

If the large files are realy large files and they indeed change between
every update, then I would use rsync for those. However I would see that
e.g system settings and the majoruity of the files I do not change on a
daily basis will be done by an other way as backup.

I have done the backup way with rsync and had the situiation where the
backup was useless, because it contained the same problem as the original

> the reason why one app is used by one people and not by the
> others

A list why someone uses one program and another uses another is not
something I think is worth a web page. There are several hundred backup
programs and scripts around and each has its own users.

> >
> > I don't call that something worth of spending a page on.
> if it's worth several mails, it's probably worth a page :-)

They are two different mediums. During these mailings you can change
ideas. See above. A list of programs that can be used for backup can be
done by explaining how a searchengine works.

> I think thinking
> > about SLICK and SUPER is more important. (see other thread in Wiki and
> > Factory)
> completely different beast, may be o no importance if 10.1
> 1cd install is proved...

1CD install will not have KDE or Gnome. There you need CD1-3. I know it is
different. I think it is just more importand to spend my time on the 1-CD
page then on a page with a list of backup programs and the reason why
somebody uses it. That last page can only seriously be written by somebody
who tries them all in different situaltions.

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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