Backups

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Motivations

Computers fail, people make mistakes, environmental disasters happen. We recommend you take the steps necessary to back up your important data, as it is a small price to pay compared to total data loss.

General techniques

Local backups

full copy

differential

hybrid

Remote backups

Suggested tools

rsync

tar + gzip (+ gpg)

duplicity

duplicity, or it's GUI helpers deja-dup and duply,