Vinod Kurup

Hospitalist/programmer in search of the meaning of life

Dec 17, 2003 - 1 minute read - Comments - sysadmin openacs

I'm back!

This site was down for the past few days due to a SNAFU with acornhosting’s upstream provider. You’d think I’d have learned to have a backup strategy in place by now, but you’d be overestimating my intelligence. Luckily, Cathy was somehow able to negotiate with her failed upstream provider to get my (and other acornhosting customers') data back. After this episode, I promise to backup religiously and I’m even more sold on acornhosting as a solid web hosting provider.

Comments from old site

rsync rules(tm)

Cathy indeed went the extra 25 miles for me, recovering most of my junk. I've started setting up backups with rsync, and it's looking like it'll work pretty well. Short commands on my home Mac like:

rsync -a -e ssh home
rsync -a -e ssh cvs

is all that's necessary to update the backup of my home and cvs respository. Now to get the pg_dumpall and this thing into cron on the appropriate machine, and life should be good.

Mark Dalrymple 2003-12-30 10:12:17

Now dogumented

Cheesy Web backups using Rsync

Mark Dalrymple 2003-12-31 14:32:27

Errata for Quick Calculus Backup strategy

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