[rescue] Total corporate madness (

N.Miller vraptor at promessage.com
Thu Aug 7 16:54:58 CDT 2003

On Thursday, August 7, 2003, at 02:46 PM, Joshua D. Boyd wrote:

> On Fri, Aug 08, 2003 at 12:07:44AM +0300, Geoffrey S. Mendelson wrote:
>>> Nope.  But it could just be because I'm in a bad mood as well.  My 
>>> boss
>>> told me to type a command, that had the effect of wiping out a .c 
>>> file
>> IMHO the best way to deal with these things is to put an old slow 
>> computer
>> in a corner of the office, stick a huge hard drive on it and rsync 
>> your home directory with the nodelete option to it once a day, say 
>> 4am.
>> That way if you delete a file, you can just go the "hot backup" and 
>> there
>> it is.
> And, we probably will get that, in a few months hopefully.  For now,
> there are no extra machines, there is little extra budget, and I'm
> trying to remeber to make my own backups.

Cron with rsync and ssh to your home box in the middle of the night.
Then you'll never forget.  I can't imagine your home dir/work file
set is huge...

Alternatively, just rsync a copy of your home dir to another place
on your workstation once a day via cron.


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