Tiernan's Comms Closet

Geek, Programmer, Photographer…

New Backup Plans

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So, a few weeks back, CrashPlan, one of my chosen backup services, decided to kill their consumer backup plans. Which made me have to rethink my backup plan for the house… Note: This is how I am backing up files, and may or may not work for you. Some of this is already in “production” as of today, but others are planned… Any questions, comments, etc, leave them in the comments.

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Hubic and Duplicity

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I mentioned HubiC in my last post, and in it i said that you could use Duplicity for backups. Well, this is how you get it to work… First, i am using Ubuntu 14.04 (i think…). I use Ubuntu in house for a few things: its running Tiernan’s Comms Closet, GeekPhotographer and Tiernan’s Podcast all in house, aswell as being used to build this site. The Web Server and MySQL Server are seperated, MySQL running on Windows, web on Ubuntu… but thats a different story… I have a couple of proxy servers running Ubuntu also Other general servers running Ubuntu… dont ask, cause i cant remember what they do half the time… So, Duplicity is a backup application.

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Symform - P2P Backup

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I have previously posted about CrashPlan as my Backup System. I also, a long time ago, talked about Backing up SQL, MySQL and other stuff on my other blog. Well, CrashPlan is all good, but there are 2 “niggly” bits with it… Its not FREE (well, this year i got it Free on Black Friday…) but it is cheap ($120 a year to backup 10 machines to the cloud aint bad.

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Crashplan Backups

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I have been running CrashPlan for a while now, and, other than some minor issues (backup speed to their central location is the big one), everything has been going grand. I use it to backup about 600GB of photos and videos, 500GB+ of VMs, documents, source code and a fair whack of other stuff… In total, about 2TB of data. Anyway, here are some tips i have figured out over the last while for making Crashplan work a little better…

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