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@yangJ20002
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No, I like to live on the edge

@stopit
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Me too.

I don’t have any important files on my system, so I don’t really backup my system.

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.

@space_of_eights
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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.

Prince
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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.

mekhos
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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.

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

@kevincox
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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.
SudoDnfDashY
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No. I like to live on the edge.

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

@cloud_item
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I set up Timeshift to do weekly backups to my secondary hard drive. It doesn’t use a lot of storage space and I don’t have to do anything but I have a backup in case I need it.

@Slatlun
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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.

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.

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

@Echedenyan
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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
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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
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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.

Yes. I used to go overboard and have incremental backups every 15 minutes but recently switched to a differential backup once a week and a full backup once a month. Automated so it’s barely noticeable, if at all.

Tmpod
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Jeez, 15min? Where do you back up to?

A couple of big ass external HDDs. My computer’s just got a single 1 terabyte SSD (it’s a very small PC) and a little less than half of that space is taken. I only play a 2 videogames and apart from Seinfeld seasons 1-9 and apart from about 100 GB of music, no other media has a permanent place on the computer so my backups are usually pretty speedy.

I used to have an enormous PC with loads of internal and external drives but I found it’s like having a giant home and living alone. I don’t want to have to keep track of a giant house’s worth of inventory-- I’d much rather have a small home and know exactly where everything is. Of course, I use that program Everything for searching but my point is that I’ve grown to really enjoy a more simplified PC experience. I feel like I’m rambling…

Tmpod
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Yeah, I totally get you. My computer has just half a TB, with some big games. Everything else that’s massive (like camera photos, screen recordings, and so on) goes into external HDD drives.

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