[OT] A Hardware wish...
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.
> 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.
>> 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:
> Many thanks for your answer and useful
> pointers !
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