does anyone have tips or advice on how to best set up an intelligent backup system?
I have two computers and one external hard drive, and would like to
1. Backup Music and Pictures from both computers into a Shared folder on backup-drive.
2. Backup home folders (except music&Pictures) for each comp to separate folders on backup-drive
3. Have it real simple and gnomy with automatic notification (my gf uses the other comp)
I know there a lot of apps out there: Back in time, Keep and a sync utility in gnome-commander for file management, and rsync; but would like to know the best set up so I woldn't screw something up without understanding what goes where.
Has anyone set up the perfect scheme for something like this?
Would be grateful to hear some tips on how you did it,
P.s. In the case of backing-up Pics and Music to one shared folder, the shared folder would hold most of the music and pics, but NEW would be synced/added from each computer. (I mean to say, if something is deleted on the computers it would not be deleted from the backed-up folder through some sync feature)
P.s.s. But in the case of backing-up Home folders separately, modified and new files would be synced.
P.s.s.s. Would you use one backup system? Or one backup apps for the purpose of backing up documents on Home folders, and some syncing feature in some Pic and music apps? (I know something like it would be possible through Songbird, but what about pics? F-spot?)