Sunday, February 19, 2012

Data backup with rsync

After years of backing up personal data on an external disk and keeping the disk in a cupboard, I finally got to implement something a bit more safe.

Off site copy

Having your backup disk at home protects you against data loss in case of disk failure. Should your house burn down, your backup disk would not help much.
If burglars pay you a visit and take your computer, they may just as well take all your electronic equipment as well, including your backup copy.