The old adage is that if you really want to keep your pants up, you’ll have a belt and suspenders.
Here was an interesting issue.
Take this test: one slow Mac. Why?
Simple Sync to the Cloud
Keeping backup sets in sync
The last part post described my implementation of rsync into Amazon Web Services (AWS), with storage on the Simple Storage Service (S3) and an rsync target server supported by Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2).
So, that’s it, right? This can support any sort of data; along with a mirroring function it should be sufficient. And that would be correct, but we’re not done yet. Continue reading
Backing Up via rsync to the Cloud
Amazon’s Simple Storage Service (S3)
Ah, an interesting creature, this S3.
If you read the developer’s information for S3, it strikes you as an interesting way to upload and download “objects” of indeterminate size into “buckets”… but it’s not a filesystem like we’re used to. And you can’t (natively) mount (or attach) it to a host. Continue reading
The first step is to have a local copy of the data. Think about backing a significant amount of data directly to the Cloud: this isn’t going to be a quick process. Continue reading
Most of my professional career has revolved around data. I’ve been the designated recipient of sad takes from colleagues (and friends and family) of hours of work, lost – either because of hardware or software failure. And just like anyone who brings work home, I’ve been determined, perhaps far too obsessively, to try to protect myself. Continue reading