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IT@Home: Backing up my Ubuntu box

After much procrastination I finally got around to setting up the backup for my Ubuntu box. As little research on the net would indicate, doing a backup for Linux boxes are fairly straight forward with tar and cron doing most of the heavy lifting. Doing a tar on the whole file system is the easiest way to get the job done. Something like the following is usually sufficient.
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IT@Home: Backup Headaches

These days more and more I find myself feeling like one of our office IT admins. Only difference is I am doing it at home with various sharewares and trying not to make a career out of it. But it seems to suck up lot of time anytime something needs attention, because one thing leads to another. My approach has been one that has evolved through knocks and stumbles and common sense knowledge, while trying to keep time and money investment low, the former more than the latter. I try to use automation tools as much as possible, and someday I may get to manage everything from a single dashboard like a real management console.

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