dump(8), incremental backups, Tower of Hanoi sequence, don't get it

Charles Swiger cswiger at mac.com
Fri Aug 19 16:26:43 GMT 2005

On Aug 19, 2005, at 11:22 AM, Alex Zbyslaw wrote:
[ ...a good explanation snipped... ]
> Personally I use a much shorter sequence: 0 1 3 2 1 3 2 1 3 2.  But  
> that's because I don't usually change vast amounts of data.
> I would also consider doing your backups daily, not weekly as your  
> example suggests.  The timing of full backups depends on how busy  
> your machine is.  Anything from weekly to quarterly.

Start with something even easier:

Do a full-level-0 once per week, or once per month.
Do level-1 incrementals daily.

Change this to something fancier if you're using too much tape, but  
this is easy to understand....


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