personal backup

Daniel Staal DStaal at
Tue Aug 16 22:07:28 UTC 2011

--As of August 13, 2011 2:12:24 PM +0900, Randy Bush is alleged to have 

> charles skipped what i see as a highly critical question, personal
> backup.

--As for the rest, it is mine.

Personal system: Important files are on the fileserver, on a RAID-Z volume. 
It's backed up nightly using Tarsnap; the keyfiles to that are on two 
machines, and two USB drives.  (Including an Ironkey in the firesafe.)

Tarsnap is worth looking at if you are looking at an offsite backup for 
small-scale use: On a per-GB basis, it's not especially cheap, but it bills 
on a per-byte basis, so if you aren't storing hundreds of GB, it's cheap.

Daniel T. Staal

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