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Re: [opensuse] Reliable way to backup hard drive before clean install
On 2016-10-05 10:24, jdd wrote:
Le 05/10/2016 à 07:58, Stevens a écrit :

Terabyte drives are under US$50 now so cloning a drive is cheap. Daily
backups are cheap and fast now days. I certainly remember when they
weren't. Etc. But whatever you do, if it's critical data, don't rely on
a compressed tar file. Just IMHO, of course. You do whatever you wish.

the large files do not compress well anyway (jpg and mpg/mp4 are already
compressed). Only text files (.txt) do compress and they a rarely large
nowadays

I want to consider compressed filesystems. btrfs has the feature, but I
think it is still considered experimental. Combined with snapshots, it
would do a nice backup system. But somehow it doesn't ring well, with
btrfs... one seeks ultimate reliability.

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Cheers / Saludos,

Carlos E. R.
(from 13.1 x86_64 "Bottle" at Telcontar)

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