January 2010

Using rsync and Time Machine for web site backups

Jeff Atwood has declared December 14th, 2009 as International Backup Awareness Day, and with good reason, as his blog, Coding Horror, experienced catastrophic data loss.  Long story short, a disk drive failure on a external hosting server resulted in complete data loss and a recent full backup was not available.  A lengthy, manual restore procedure is under way. Lesson learned: Jeff suggests maintaining your…