I have become a personal disaster recovery zealot. I’m like the former smoker railing against smokers – so I’ll try not to preach too much.
When I used Windows on all of my machines, I did the occasional random image backup. To be honest, these occurred about once every 3 to 6 months. Not good. When I switched to [Ubuntu] Linux, I was curious on best practices and stumbled across an article on simple Linux backup methods. This in turn brought me to the Simple Linux Backup software. It is and does what it says.
The configuration of SLB (my short hand for it, not theirs) consists of saying what to backup – directories and files – and what to exclude – files from the list of things to backup that really don’t need to be. For example, I backup everything in my home directory *except* I do not need to backup my “downloads” directory since I could easily get those files from the Internet. Continue reading ‘Backup your PC (its not so difficult)’ »