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Fixing BackInTime Snapshot Failures

Although it's really simple to write your own rsync script to do backups on GNU/Linux, I'm a big fan of BackInTime because it's a more sophisticated, snapshot-oriented backup solution (very similar to Apple's Time Machine) as opposed to the blind copy and sync that you'd typically wind up with using a one-line rsync script. The issue is that even when running BackInTime as root there are some directories, symlinks, etc. that it can't copy or certain operations it can't perform, so you wind up with failed snapshot errors. In the past I never really dug into them and just went back to using an rsync script to sync to my Amahi server, but today I decided to spend a bit of time working through the errors since they were exacerbated a bit due to my home directory being encrypted on my new System76 Lemur UltraThin. What makes this process easy is that BackInTime keeps excellent logs of where it's failing, and as opposed to taking the time to investigate why eac…

Migrating Old Blog Posts to Posterous

Quick note to let people know I'm migrating some of my old blog posts to Posterous, so if I accidentally forget to set a couple of dates and they show up as new, resulting in any WTFs, I apologize. I'll try to keep the disruptions to a minimum.