A few weeks ago, I posted a blog entry about building my own backup system using rsync, instead of using MacOS’s built-in Time Machine. I did this for a number of reasons. Well, it’s been a few weeks and I’ve learned some lessons. So I thought I’d share them!
This question has come up again. For what it’s worth, I’m still firmly in the camp that says that it is possible to have a complete backup system based solely on snapshots and replications — as long as you can address the criticisms that people have against the idea. So I thought I’d throw out all the objections and see how the concept does against them. Continue reading