[Dev] [RFC] backups

Ali Abdul Ghani blade.vp2020 at gmail.com
Fri Jul 8 21:56:08 GMT 2016

I can host the keys

2016-07-08 14:20 جرينتش-07:00, Luke Shumaker <lukeshu at sbcglobal.net>:
> On Fri, 08 Jul 2016 16:17:22 -0400,
> fauno wrote:
>> [1  <multipart/signed (7bit)>]
>> [1.1  <text/plain (quoted-printable)>]
>> Luke Shumaker <lukeshu at sbcglobal.net> writes:
>> > Who do we give this data to?  If it's encrypted, who holds the
>> > decryption keys?  How long do we retain backups for?  How often do we
>> > make them?
>> i've been using backupninja+duplicity with good results, and you can
>> gpg encrypt to several keys so there's no single point of failure
> AFAICT, duplicity differentiates between incremental and full backups,
> which means that periodically we'd need to make a new full backup
> instead of having to step through every incremental backup.  That's
> fine I guess, but I'd rather have full backups with deduplication,
> like tarsnap or bup.  Of course, tarsnap is nonfree, and bup is
> immature.
> (+10 internet points to whoever writes a Free clone of tarsnap.)
> But also: I think the more important question to answer is "where does
> the data go"?  Where will we host it?
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> ~ Luke Shumaker
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