[PLUG] What are the most viable backup options for linux

Abhijit Bhopatkar bain at devslashzero.com
Wed Jul 21 22:26:32 PDT 2010


On Thursday 22 July 2010 08:59 AM, Shridhar Daithankar wrote:
> On Wednesday 21 July 2010 16:07:07 Chaitannya Mahatme wrote:
>    
>> @Sudhanwa Jogalekar : Well now Ubuntu has been my only OS for months now,
>> considering Madriva is a remote possibility.
>>      
> You could use btrfs snapshots on the backup disk. That handles incremental
> part of it. Rest is just copy/tar/rsync etc.
>
>    
I would advise against that. BTRFS is far from done or even ready for 
production. Especially when the disk starts getting full btrfs is almost 
certainly fail.
Wait a year or two for using this FS on real important data (need to 
back up a data should mean you are not to put it on btrfs :) )

BAIN



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