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A Cautionary tale (or how NOT to backup your PC with RSYNC!)

Jan 14, 2011, 15:34 (4 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to Keith Eckstein for this link. ]

"One thing that I won't mention there is the minor setback that occurred due to my stupidity and lack of thought.

"The problem was rsync!

"I decided (quite rightly) that it would be rather sensible to back up the writing machine not only to gmail (my normal process) and to an external USB drive (I just happened to have a spare one available) but also to my server.

"Rather than write a backup script from scratch I decided to use an old one and just change the locations."

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