NWDR15 image release changed to RPi Config backup
J P,toggle quoted messageShow quoted text
I'm not very motivated to write a configuration back-up program. The
following is my thinking, flawed as it may be.
1. I can regen any of my RPi units from a blank mSD card in 30 minutes
2. I keep a copy of my alsa settings for the 1/2 dozen radios that I
own in my personal wiki.
3. Most of the packet programs have single easy to find configuration
files, so that's easy. Most of the HF programs have directories of
configuration & state in locations I am challenged to locate, so that's
If I was going to have a configuration back-up utility I would use
man page: https://linux.die.net/man/1/rsnapshot
which uses rsync. rsync allows you to back-up or copy files locally or
on a remote (Unix) computer. rsnapshot is similar to Apple's time machine
without the gui.
rsnapshot is what I use to back-up my Linux workstations with crontab
entries like the following for daily, weekly, monthly back-up file
# m h dom mon dow command
30 2 * * * /usr/bin/rsnapshot daily
30 1 * * 6 /usr/bin/rsnapshot weekly
5 0 1 * * /usr/bin/rsnapshot monthly
If you send me a list of things you are running on your RPi, I will send
you a first cut of what I think the rsnap configuration file
(/etc/rsnapshot.conf) for your RPi would look like. Identify where you
want your back-up files to live ie. on another RPi devoted to backing
All of the above assumes you are running some Linux/Unix machine as well
as your RPi. I do not know or care what the Windows solution is, I don't
use Windows much. Windows is really not that much fun for me to use.
J P Watters via Groups.Io <email@example.com> writes:
Basil or other gifted scripting author,