On Monday 25 December 2006 13:07, John E. Perry
Carlos E. R. wrote:
You need another computer to use ftp or nfs. An usb disk is just
another "internal" disk on the system, but physically external. It
is transparent and slower, and very handy.
I'm aware of all this. The computer that has all the stuff is my
desktop; the computer I want to use for backup is the new laptop
(already running 10.2 with ext3 filesystems).
Do I understand that you want to back up _to_ a laptop? That seems
rather odd. First of all, the disk in a laptop is far more likely to
fail than one in a desktop system. Secondly, their capacity is still
distinctly more limited than those of desktop or rack-mount systems, so
using it as a backup might prove excessively limiting in terms of what
or how much you can store. And you say this is a new laptop, so don't
you want to actually use that new laptop _as_ a laptop? You know,
portable computing and all that great stuff?
Besides, all that extra data will make the laptop too heavy to carry. ;-)
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