Backups

On September 28, 2012, in Domain News, by David

This machine now has proper daily encrypted offsite backups. For this, we’re using tarsnap.

The upside is that if this machine somehow dies horribly or catches on fire, the worst that can happen is that you’ll loose at most 24hrs worth of emails.

The downside is that this costs a small amount of money: about USD$0.30 per GB for each month of storage.

Currently, because there isn’t much space used on our server, and tarsnap is pretty clever about how it compresses and stores data on the remote servers, I’m happy to carry the cost.

If you want to store lots of stuff on the server, and don’t want it backed up, or want to use a bunch of space on the disk for staging of data, send me an email, and I’ll add it to the exclude list so it won’t get backed up.

 

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