[Semibug] Recommend online backup service ?

Jonathan Drews jondrews at fastmail.com
Fri Aug 27 16:16:58 EDT 2021


 This is really good advice. I have no problems with OpenBSD. It is Linux
that is the problem. Dump and Restore is broken on my Ubuntu Linux desktops.
The other options rsync, borgbackup and *.tar.gz are not very good. The main 
reason I use Dump and restore is because Evi Nemeth said that is the proper 
way to do backups:
UNIX System Administration Handbook

So in the absence of dump and restore, Tarsnap will do.

On Fri, Aug 27, 2021, at 14:03, Mike Wayne wrote:
> On Thu, Aug 26, 2021 at 03:09:04PM -0600, Jonathan Drews wrote:
> > Can you folks recommend an online backup service that works with
> > OpenBSD and Linux? 
> There really are only 2 options:
>    tarsnap - Commercial, inexpensive, done "right".  IMO, it's not a
> large neough market to justify a competitor bothering.
>    DIY - works best if you have control over hardware in a datacenter.
> Worth considering if you have large data sets, especially
> if they rarely change by a significant percentage. Advantage
> is that it's possible to be faster than tarsnap and you are
> not limited to tar.
> I use a combination of both.
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