Monthly Archives: August 2013

TimeMachine corruption: Use btrfs :-)

TimeMachine corruptionI do run TimeMachine backups from my MacBook to my Linux server, which is very convenient. However, I sometimes close the MacBook while the backup is going on and walk away. I believe this is the cause for the TimeMachine corruptions that I have once in a while. Even though I tried fixing these TimeMachine corruptions, I wasn’t always successful and I just hate the long reconstruction times. Continue reading TimeMachine corruption: Use btrfs 🙂

Simple versioned TimeMachine-like backup using rsync

rsync logoOver many years, I have dealt with scripts that do backup versioning, i.e., maintain multiple backups. Due to their flexibility, they have been complex to understand and configure. Here is a simple rsync-based tool with a different focus: The experienced systems administrator who wants to keep his system’s complexity down. Continue reading Simple versioned TimeMachine-like backup using rsync