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I intend to but at the moment its more of a…distributed-cold-chaos situation.

Adda
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Ah, exactly. I very much exercise this precise technique to backup all of my work and personal files. It could be a good comedy, once my PC breaks up, to watch me go through all the different services (external HDDs, NAS, distributed content on my other devices, Git repositories and so on) to set up my PC once again. Another TODO in the never ending list of what to do next.

mekhos
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Oh yea, one of these days I’ll sort out the nested folders with names like “Downloads_copy” , “downloads-(copy)” , “DownloadsLaptop”

Adda
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That, too.

@yangJ20002@lemmy.ml
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No, I like to live on the edge

@stopit@lemmy.ml
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Me too.

erpicht
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Yes, daily. My desktop is from 2007 as far as I can tell, so I have a script back up my files and configs to an external SSD via rsync.

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I use borg backup to back up my important documents and stuff to a number of external HDDs. These are regularly rotated and stored offsite. Furthermore, I use rsync to and from my NAS.

My systems all have btrfs and snapper. I know, that is not a backup medium as such, but it does the job quite well.

My music and photo collection are both on external HDDs and my NAS.

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I remember setting up borg with snapper 2 years ago but, I totally forgot about it when I switched distros a couple weeks ago. Worked so good, I forgot it’s existence.

Lionel C-R
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Of course, the really interesting question would be: do you regularly test your backups?

SudoDnfDashY
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No. I like to live on the edge.

@kevincox@lemmy.ml
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No. I am using NixOS and my config is stored in a Git repo. I can reinstall in an hour or two.

For my “user data” they are backed up piecemeal.

  • My code is Git repos which are pushed to remotes.
  • My documents live in a SparkleShare git repo.
  • My Photos and Videos are backed up to remote storage.
  • My passwords are in Firefox Sync and occasionally manually backed up to remote storage.
@Slatlun@lemmy.ml
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Only of my important files. I don’t care much about saved settings since a crash would be a convenient reason to change my OS anyways.

@adrianmalacoda@lemmy.ml
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Not really a “backup” per se but I keep my personal files synced across multiple disks and servers. My laptop and desktop are both configured declaratively using Guix and I can reconfigure or roll back at any time.

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I’ve been trying to keep up the habit of making a new Borg archive every Saturday or so. After the initial one, it doesn’t take much since it’s kinda does a diff first and it also deduplicates everything. Each archive now takes about 5 or 6GB tops instead of 400+. Encryption is also a nice to have, as well as bring able to mount archives (really useful for quickly taking a peek at something).

Edit: I also use the neat patterns file feature to filter out huge directories that don’t need backup like caches and game data, while cheery-picking stuff like game saves and so on.

@ree@lemmy.ml
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Why not a cron?

Tmpod
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Because I have to manually plug the disc (it’s a big external HDD) and I prefer to do the backup while not doing anything else on the computer, just to minimize any possible desync between the diff file list it generates and what it actually backs up.

@dragnucs@lemmy.ml
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Yes, auto upload of pictures, videos and documents fromy phone to nextcloud. Contacts, tasks, notes, call history and messages are also synced with nexcloud. Nextcloud server gets scheduled backups.

On computer, I have backups of most important things, like projects code mirrored to remote got repositories.

Most of my data is also replicated to external hard drives.

I have had many catastrophic drive or device failures in the past so I want to stay in the safe side.

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I backup some stuff to iCloud because Apple doesn’t allow other backup methods for iBads. I want to escape this jail!

I also backup with CryptPad

☆ Yσɠƚԋσʂ ☆
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I set up DejaDup to just automatically stuff up at regular intervals.

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I use the TDE backup tool (Keep) when I use my Devuan OS with TDE for automatic differencial backups in an external hard drive of my ~/Documents/ directory.

I use Déjà Dup when I use Debian with GNOME for the whole user directory in a Nextcloud account.

The backups are made daily in both cases.

SudoDnfDashY
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Wow, another Trinity desktop user, nice to see another in the wild.

@Echedenyan@lemmy.ml
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Other Trinity user, but I am alone on it since no people from my generation (1999) or even before (until 198x) likes it or consider it good.

SudoDnfDashY
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I was born in the early 2000’s and I absolutely adore trinity. I just wish more distros shipped it.

@Echedenyan@lemmy.ml
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Yeah. I want to install it to some people who can feel comfortable on it and help them to understand the installation but, being in an external repository is a no-go for them being beginners.

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Yeah, on my PC I occasionally back up things into an external hard drive. On my phone I take occasional NAND backups of the system partition and for settings and software I use TitaniumBackup. On my Hetzner VPS where I host Sopuli, incremental backups are taken every day at 6:00.

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