[OT] A Hardware wish...

Phil Davis revdev at pdslabs.net
Wed Mar 19 14:14:32 EDT 2008


Wow! Maybe I should look into Puppy. At RunRevLive I'll be talking about 
ways to use USB flash drives, so I'll think about adding this to the mix.

Thanks -
Phil


capellan wrote:
> Hi Phil,
>
>
> Phil Davis-5 wrote:
>   
>> A NAS device won't do it - at least not the ones I'm familiar with, but 
>> I haven't looked at them since I bought one a couple of years ago. Maybe 
>> they are smarter now. 
>> [snip]
>> Jim Ault introduced me to StuffIt for automated backups (which I still 
>> don't use effectively, but...) StuffIt lets you schedule automatic, 
>> unattended backups of specific folders to FTP and .mac locations. Would 
>> that do it for you? It would run on your computer at night or whenever 
>> you tell it to.
>>
>>     
>
> Ah, this is the keyphrase that i was looking for: 
> "unattended backups of specific folders to FTP"
>
> If these backups could be done using Rsync, then
> this will be a lot faster. :-D
>
>
>
>   
>> If you want a separate piece of hardware to do the backup, I suppose you 
>> could put a cheap PC into your network DMZ and copy files to its StuffIt 
>> upload folder before you turn off your computer and go home at night.
>>
>>     
>
> Yes, that will do the job. 
>
> By the way, thinking about the imaginary USB device that 
> i described will require it to run some embedded operating
> system, right?
>
> An OS in a USB stick, just like this:
> http://www.puppylinux.org/user/viewpage.php?page_id=3
>
> Many thanks for your answer and useful
> pointers !
>
> alejandro
>   

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