live and learn

Simon Geard delgarde at ihug.co.nz
Thu Jun 10 01:38:57 PDT 2010


On Wed, 2010-06-09 at 12:00 -0400, linux fan wrote:
> Speaking of backups and rescue disks, I am using an "rsync snapshots"
> style of backup. It does not compress, yet it can save multiple
> "copies" of a system at different points in time using remarkable
> little disk space. Any "copy" can be rsynced to any mount point and so
> I can recover or load up any system "copy" in around 20 minutes.

I quite like an idea Fedora are working on - if installed to a btrfs
partition, use it's snapshot support to provide an easy rollback option
when installing updates.

I've been meaning to try that approach myself, since I've trashed more
than a few systems while trying to update them.

Simon.
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