[sf-lug] List of open source backup programs

Paul Ward dssstrkl at gmail.com
Mon May 12 17:34:36 PDT 2008

Paul Ward
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On May 12, 2008, at 1:56 PM, Rick Moen <rick at linuxmafia.com> wrote:
> I guess if one's implicit primarily objective is "Make Linux work
> exactly like $PROPRIETARY_OS to the extent humanly possible", then  
> you would flail about looking for something that looks and acts like
> Symantec/Norton Ghost.  I personally don't share that motivation; I  
> generally just want to copy a bunch of files.

> Disturbingly, the author seems to be trying to find _backup_ programs.
> Symantec/Norton Ghost was always a poor substitute for real backup,  
> and he seems to be trying to find equally poorly-suited alternative  
> programs on Linux.
> In particular, he seeks to backup "applications and all" (his  
> wording).
> It's dumb to include Linux applications and other system binaries in  
> one's backups; that's a $PROPRIETARY_OS fetish.  Of course, it's  
> entirely possible that he's seeking to use Linux utilities to handle  
> the contents of $PROPRIETARY_OS

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