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Thread: For how long are you using your External HDD ? Which brand is it ?

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    Re: For how long are you using your External HDD ? Which brand is it ?

    Quote Originally Posted by vidtek View Post
    Haha, No the cloning dock is just that - it clones the whole drive.
    ok i thought you are into some film business or something.

    then you actually just need versioned backups. they are super fast. as The fu demonstrated.

    aside from CLI utilities there are GUIs that will setup the scripts. they would then do incremental backups.

    Areca & Duplicati seemed to work best when i tried them out (though i did seek something that would work on linux and windows).

    but for example if you just experiment with system on the drive then snapshots using BTRFS or ZFS4linux might be faster. or virtual machines.
    Read the easy to understand, lots of pics Ubuntu manual.
    Do i need antivirus/firewall in linux?
    Disk backup (works on newer PC): Clonezilla
    User friendly full disk backup Redobackup is now back as Rescuezilla

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    Re: For how long are you using your External HDD ? Which brand is it ?

    snapshots alone aren't backups. They are a method to freeze specific blocks so that a backup tool can get a 100% quiesced backup. Snapshots are handy for a few other uses, like being able to roll back a recent update/change.

    Please don't confuse what virtualbox calls a snapshot with what ZFS, LVM, and btrfs call snapshots.

    Also, before deciding to use btrfs, some light reading: https://wiki.debian.org/Btrfs#Warnings

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