Mon 13 March 2017
Nobody wants backups. Everybody wants restores.
The questions are:
what sort of disaster are you trying to recover from
how often do you expect each to happen
how much time are you willing to take recovering
how much are you willing to spend
Let’s take a few common scenarios.
First: a house full of personal use machines, plus a server. We expect files to go missing or be accidentally deleted fairly often, and we want it to be easy and cheap to recover from that.
The general answer for that is to store files on a networked filesystem of …