Could a snapshot plug your backup window? • The Register

Could a snapshot plug your backup window? • The Register.

not a technical difference, but a useful one.

In my own mind, I reserve “snapshot” for system/hard drive and “backup” for dynamic data (the stuff that actually matters. All the other stuff can be recreated by re-installing and configuring)

So “Eaz-fix” does my system drive snapshots every day and Handy Backup makes copies of everthing else.

The crossover comes with “archives” which, for me, are snapshots of dynamic data, so that if we fuckup, (rather than just lose) data, we can get back to how it was last week/month/year…

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Refugee from the Stumbleupon Blogicide of October 2011 Here you will find my "kneejerk" responses to the world and what I happen to bump into. For my more detailed considerations and proposals, please visit my website or my previous main blogging site.

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