Back Up Techniques
On Sun, 2008-04-20 at 15:16 -0600, Ted Hilts wrote:
> There is some kind of backup running on Ubuntu (or supposed to be) but I
> have no indication when and what it is backing up. Apparently it was
> installed as part of the initial installation.
No backup software is running in the default installation. How did you
get the idea?
> I need some input on this whole issue. I would like to be able to work
> on Ubuntu (involving heavy CPU usage) and have the backup solution work
> when CPU usage tapers off. Also, I would like the backup routine to
> feed the backup directly to a DVD. And I would like some kind of
> verification that I have a legitimate backup on DVD and some way of
> proving that is the case. Also, if Ubuntu dies I would like a process
> that allows me to reinstall based directly on the DVD contents.
Several backup strategies are discussed here, I hope you can find what
you need: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/BackupYourSystem
I doubt that any backup application takes CPU usage into account by
itself, but you can always renice the backup application:
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