[Novalug] Hard Drive Data Recovery
angelo at freeshell.org
Fri Jul 6 16:59:58 EDT 2007
Ed T. Toton III wrote:
> Thus spake Angelo Bertolli:
>> Hmmm, that's a good point. I was only thinking about the problems I
>> have due to a bad environment, not about failure. What about another
>> trade-off between space (that I'm not using) and reliability: other
>> partitions that serve as an rsync backup? Would I gain reliability
>> with that?
>> Or more to the point: how do I get my money's worth out of a 160G
>> drive? ;)
> I'm a big fan of rsync-backups. You can cron a nightly rsync pretty
> easily. Best of all, it helps protect you from yourself... if you
> catch mistakes within the day they occur, you can easily recover.
> Easiest, of course, is to sync to another partition on the disk.
> However, I've also had a few machines configured to sync to each
> other's left over space, so if a disk fails in one, it has a backup on
> another box.
> Of course, you can also change your log rotation schedule and keep
> more logs. That'll use some of the space up too. :)
Haha, yes, I'm already kind of log crazy because of the space issue.
Speaking of which... it kind of annoys me that the log or whatever used
for the last command rotates every month so that if you, say, use `last`
around the first of the month, you essentially get nothing. I'd much
rather see the last 14 days worth, no matter what month it's on.
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