I want my data to be prepared as much as possible for a hardware failure (especially HDD crash). I've already "lost" in the past 2 HDDs, so I know the frustration that comes with it.
I am already using Déjà Dup for more then a year now, backing up /home and /etc on a daily basis to an external HDD.
Suppose I will have a HDD failure in the near future. Is my assumption correct about the next steps that have to be taken?:
- Re-install Ubuntu.
- Using Déjà Dup simply restore /home folder. Is it a straight forward process?
On a side note, the entire back-up process is aimed for full recovery. I am not that interested in the incremental back-up process. It's nice to have, but it doesn't help me in case of a crash.
Taken into account that my main aim is a full recovery, wouldn't it be simpler if I were to use rsync?
sudo rsync -azvv /home/ /external-hdd
then cron the above command to run on a daily basis.
- Does it make sense to back-up a secondary NTFS drive that is mounted on my system using rsync?
- Can Déjà Dup handle back-up of mounted NTFS drives?