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Backups on the cheap (Unix->General)
I've been using hfstar for doing backups. I tar directory hierarchies to an external firewire drive from my TiBook (say my entire $HOME directory, plus the /Applications directory. There's probably other stuff that should be snarfed (like /Library), but I didn't on my last backup, and doing a restore from scratch seemed to work OK. Here's a quick outline of backing up to the external firewire drive called "Wikkit": The tar above is the standard push-pull tar. Both sides are run as root so that owner, group, and permissions are preserved for the files.

To Restore:

Some folks have had success with psync, but we haven't used it yet.

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