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[Duplicity-talk] Re: Looking for USB pen-drive -> CD based backup system

From: Steinar Bang
Subject: [Duplicity-talk] Re: Looking for USB pen-drive -> CD based backup system
Date: Sun, 14 Sep 2003 21:44:23 +0200
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>>>>> Ben Escoto <address@hidden>:

> It sounds like it might, although you would have to use another
> utility to burn the drive onto CD. 

Yes.  I plan to use mkisofs to create an ISO image from the contents
of the USB pen drive.  Once I have the ISO image, the CD can be burnt
using just about any CD-burning software.

> Also you don't mention whether you would need your backups
> encrypted.

I don't.

> If not, then just about any backup system would do.  You could just
> use tar for instance (although that wouldn't keep track of deleted
> files).

It's also less space efficient, since most of the data being backed up
won't change from day to day (the document directory tree from my home
directory, my config files, the /etc directory of the computer, the
cyrus IMAPd email database on the computer, and a small CVS archive).

I had been thinking about rolling my own backup system, based on rdiff
and tar... until I did a search on freshmeat and found that there were
already quite a few such systems out there.


- Steinar

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