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.
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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There are actually a couple of problems with Jamie’s suggestions which I’ve outlined them in a post and suggested an alternative scheme.
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