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> On Fri, 2 Dec 2011 21:52:54 -0800 (PST)
> email builder <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > As know one seems to have any other ideas, looks like it has to be
> > some rsynch variant using whatever cheap remote storage I can find.
> Seems kind of OT for this list, but since nobody else seems to
> Two questions: Does it need to be remote, and why just the mail
> spool? Why not the entire machine?
> I'm currently backing up my machine at home to a WD "My Passport" USB
> drive, doing a monthly full and nightly differential, using a script
> that employs rsync. Each backup set looks like a full backup. Works
> like a champ. I'm going to use the same script on the new mailserver
> I'm building at work.
> I have two drives, which I swap once-a-month. The out-of-service
> drive goes in the safe. At work I'll probably do three or four, with
> at least one in the bank safety deposit vault.
With the home domain, I use rsync for daily backups, and "whole
system" dump to USB drive for (PGP-encrypted) off-site backup.