jwz on backups

I’m imagining in response to high-profile director Francis Ford Coppola’s loss of 15 years worth of data, Jamie Zawinski has made a public service announcement blog post on backing up your data.

Choice quote:

If you are using a Mac, the command you use to back up is this:

sudo rsync -vaxE --delete --ignore-errors / /Volumes/Backup/

If you’re using Linux, it’s something a lot like that. If you’re using Windows, go fuck yourself.

I wasn’t really expecting that last sentence. It made me LOL.

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