View Poll Results: How often do you make backup?

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  • Never

    17 25.76%
  • Once or a few times a year

    10 15.15%
  • Once or a few times a month

    11 16.67%
  • Once or a few times a week

    9 13.64%
  • About once a day

    13 19.70%
  • Multiple times every day

    6 9.09%
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Thread: Poll: How often do you make backup?

  1. #1
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    Poll: How often do you make backup?

    If you want to, post a comment why you do not make backups, or tell us about your backup solution. Manual or automatic? All files or a selection? Type of media? Stored off site? What program?

    Have you verified that you can restore files from the backup medium?

    If you have more than one computer, vote about the most interesting or most important one.

    (With this poll I hope to remind people of the importance of backing up their data.)

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    Re: Poll: How often do you make backup?

    I have a home brewed script using rsync copying /home to a secondary hard drive. I start it manually once in a while. I have verified that I can copy back individual files from the backup.

    It is an incremental/snapshot backup scheme. The backup disk currently contain snapshots from these dates:

    2008-04-21
    2008-11-14
    2009-07-30
    2009-09-19
    2009-11-18
    2010-05-22
    2010-11-15
    2011-05-12
    2011-11-18
    2012-01-14
    2012-02-15
    2012-03-14
    2012-04-16
    2012-05-14
    2012-05-24
    2012-05-31
    2012-06-07
    2012-06-10

    I also have a couple of USB-thumbs with backups of a small selection of important files, copied these dates:

    2009-10-03
    2011-09-12

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    Re: Poll: How often do you make backup?

    I never backup. (Or very rarely).

    I don't have any precious pictures or documents or anything, and the code I do want is "up there" in code repositories of some variety.

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    Re: Poll: How often do you make backup?

    I back up on the Fly, in other words constantly.
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    Re: Poll: How often do you make backup?

    I used to use time machine but that was when i had my mac. I now just backup my very personal files on my 64GB flash drive and since i use linux exclusivly i have that flash drive formatted ext4 with journalling off

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    Re: Poll: How often do you make backup?

    How often do we back up, or how often do we intend to back up?

    Quote Originally Posted by KiwiNZ View Post
    I back up on the Fly, in other words constantly.
    Cloud syncing?
    Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You. - Dr. Seuss

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    Re: Poll: How often do you make backup?

    It depends on what the computer is used for and how important the data is.

    Anywhere form every day to once a month, or constantly by mirroring disk drives in a RAID.
    Last edited by Old_Grey_Wolf; June 10th, 2012 at 11:46 PM.
    Use whatever OS or desktop works for you. Dual boot or use VMs if you want. Backup your computer regularly, and definitely before upgrading, partitioning, or installing an OS.

    No support requests by PM please.

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    Re: Poll: How often do you make backup?

    Quote Originally Posted by forrestcupp View Post
    How often do we back up, or how often do we intend to back up?

    Cloud syncing?
    Local and Cloud
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  9. #9
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    Re: Poll: How often do you make backup?

    I use grsync fairly often for home, and clonezilla for images.

    I also keep a installed list when ever I get a update in home run with this command, and a reload using dselect, if needed on a install etc.

    dpkg --get-selections > installed-software

    And if you wanted to use the list to reinstall this software on a fresh ubuntu setup,

    Code:
    dpkg --set-selections < installed-software

    followed by
    Code:
    dselect
    Last edited by wilee-nilee; June 10th, 2012 at 11:59 PM.





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    Re: Poll: How often do you make backup?

    I don't have a very good system as the list below shows but depending on which PC I'm using I copy important files to the following destinations every day.

    • Another drive on the same PC
    • One of two external USB hard drives
    • A networked hard drive
    • Upload by FTP to a file storage site
    • I even copy certain text files to my mobile phone!

    Then about once a year I burn a DVD with as much as I can fit onto it.
    As I said, not a very good system.

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