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WEBINAR FEB 17: Automating your backups in Linux and MacOS

WestGrid webinar Chapel 2018

Join us for a one-hour webinar on Wednesday, February 17 for a look at two multi-platform, open-source backup tools. This online presentation will be hosted by Alex Razoumov, WestGrid's Training and Visualization Coordinator.


Automating your backups in Linux and MacOS 
Wednesday, February 17
10:00 - 11:00 am Pacific
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In this presentation I will cover two multi-platform, open-source backup tools (dar and borg) that I've been using for many years. I will combine them both into a single bash function that will keep multiple copies of your data, switch between two methods for redundancy, with a simple option for an off-site backup on a remote Linux server, and provide a simple mechanism for restoring your data. Both tools support incremental backup, compression, encryption, and -- equally important -- write to a sensible number of archive files that you can easily move around, e.g., to switch to a new backup drive, or to use a low-capacity USB drive for an incremental backup of a much larger filesystem.


This is an online webinar. Connection instructions will be emailed to all registrants. 

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