[sf-lug] Backups are important

Jason Turner jturner at nonzerosums.org
Wed Nov 21 11:36:14 PST 2007

Kristian Erik Hermansen wrote:
> On Nov 21, 2007 12:43 PM, RBV <GoodWriter2548 at earthlink.net> wrote:
>> By the by, here's a new entry in my list of possibilities:
>> http://clonezilla.sourceforge.net/
>> Note that there seems to be a "Live" CD version of Clonezilla that performs
>> very Ghost-like imaging and restorals.
> I highly recommend Clonezilla :-)
> http://tinyurl.com/28czm7
> However, Clonezilla can only make backups while the OS is shut down.
> Ideally, I agree with Rick that something needs to be done in
> real-time to fix the problem for people who are less knowledgeable.
> All us "pros" know how to save our own asses with remote backup, but
> the newbies don't have a clue.  My father doesn't have a clue.  I
> don't think he cares to even know!  What my father or legally blind
> step-mother would want is something simple.  Maybe it would even be
> included on the Ubuntu LiveCD installer disc.  You load up the LiveCD,
> the Desktop appears, and there is a link that the user can click for
> something similar to System Restore.  This tool would presumably mount
> the file system (assuming no corruption), scan for the TimeVault
> snapshots, and present the user with a "Go back to this known good
> date" option.  The user selects the day, lets it run, and then
> reboots.  The machine is back to normal...
Perhaps the folks at Ubuntu/other Linux distribution can take a look at 
Apple's latest attempt in OS X, "Time Machine".  

Paired with an 'unbreakable' GUI interface to address your earlier point.

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