Featured Image

Tar vs Rsync

Files getting lost or corrupted? A most heinous challenge, dude! So when strange things are afoot at the Linux-workstation, we totally hit our backups. We need to get started…but what commands should we use? We can use:   1. tar to make daily backups of all files, 2. or combine find and tar to back… Read more »

Featured Image

Backing Up Only Recent Files

  Gnarly Backup School Series Getting backups done is important. Sometimes what you have to backup and what you want to backup make quite the contrast. Consider I never want to back up my .mozilla/firefox//cache directory. Let’s cover how to avoid that. Because if you don’t, things get really bunk, little dude. Before you freak… Read more »

Featured Image

Finding the Offending Directories

Gnarly Backup School Series   We have washed up on the shores of find…all these files drifting around us in the surf. Remember: In the last article I asked you to try finding all the files in your home directory more recent than your last backup. Here, we’ll pull the tab on that can and… Read more »

Featured Image

Finding Recent Files

Finding Recent Files Gnarly Backup School Series Before you suggest that it is better to use a backup program like Bacula or Amanda, I shall insist that making backups from the command-line is mighty useful. In scenarios where you are running in an embedded system (Rpi, Beaglebone), or a headless server that you want to… Read more »