macOS

How to use CrashPlan for online backups

The mac techmail from a few weeks ago was How to use CrashPlan for online backups, which looks at getting the CrashPlan client setup on OS X. CrashPlan is pretty neat: you can pay to store your backups on CrashPlan's servers in the cloud, or you can use the client for free to backup to other computers that you own or belong to friends. I've got a few computers here, and my ...

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Linux

Using rsnapshot to back up and retain snapshots

Last week's techmail was Using rsnapshot to back up and retain snapshots. Rsnapshot is pretty slick; the tip goes into the how and the why, but now that I've found this thing I think it's going to replace my home-brew rsync backup solution. I use subversion to retain old backups as far as the entire /etc directory goes, but that only really covers configuration changes. With rsnapshot, I can retain backups ...

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