Jan 062013

Today I’ll present you some good solutions to save your home directory, this is the reason I’ve called this type of backup “lightweight”, the goal is not to restore the full operating system, just all the information you have in your /home directory, that for desktop usually means save all important information of your computer.

Naturally on a server this approach is not so useful because you want to save your websites, databases and all programs configurations, so don’t use this approach on a server.

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May 192012

Article by Christian, first published on: http://www.linuxludus.it/ in Italian.

In our daily activities we may have to manage multiple files from different locations, from which, every now and then edit them. It can also arise the need to synchronize folders over the network and often we do not know how to do it, luckybackup may be the solution for you, a convenient graphical interface for a powerful command line tool like rsync. Continue reading »

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Mar 312012

I just discovered that today it’s the world backup day, and with the slogan on the webpage: “DON’T BE AN APRIL FOOL. BACKUP YOUR FILES. CHECK YOUR RESTORES.” they remember that is always a good habit to have 1 (or more) backup of our important data.

But in the days of social network, cloud computing and emails always left on remote servers, where are all our information and how we can save them securely ?
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Security first! Here’s how to make your Linux impenetrable.

Article by Giuseppe Sanna One of the most important things for eveybody is undoubtedly the security ! Sure, the software can be reinstalled, the hardware can be bought back … But your information? Those can not be re-installed or repurchased. In the event of a crash … you could lost all forever! For this reason, [...]

Introduction to EncFS, Encrypted Filesystem

EncFS provides an encrypted filesystem in user-space. It runs without any special permissions and uses the FUSE library and Linux kernel module to provide the filesystem interface. EncFS is open source software, licensed under the GPL. As with most encrypted filesystems, Encfs is meant to provide security against off-line attacks; ie your notebook or backups [...]