Melvin's digital garden

LD 74.5: Backup best practices

  • different from syncing, keep historical versions
  • Grandfather-father-son rotation
  • more than 1 physical location (1 local and 1 cloud)
  • practice restoring from backup
  • check that backup media is working
  • The Tao of Backup
  • good to have: deduplication, encryption, compression
  • use 2 independent backup software (mitigate software bugs)
  • store a copy of the backup software along the backup (mitigate software disappearing)

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