|01-18-2012, 01:40 AM||#1|
Join Date: Oct 2009
Backup strategies for OS3.x and 4.x?
Up until recently my backup strategy was to do
"lha -r add dh0:backup_<sysname>_<date> #?"
on my two running Amiga's. However, when I recently needed to restore a disk the LHA archive was corrupt. I must have hit some bug or incompatibility there. Luckily I did not loose any user data, but it took me some weeks to get a new install up and running that somehow resembles my old one.
After compressing my drive's files I upload the resulting archive to a network host or put it on an USB stick. What failure hits, I boot using the "NetworkBootDisk", format the drive, fetch the file, unarchive it, and voila!
Besides LHA I have also experimented using 'zip' version 2.2 but found that the resulting zip archives are not always readable, there seem to be different versions of zip around that are not compatible... eg. the WarpOS version of zip creates archives that cannot be expanded using the 68k version... which kind of defeats the purpose.
Another shortcoming to me is the ability to easily exclude directories or files. I have not succeeded in telling LHA to exclude a directory... should be possible using '-W' but I'm clueless
Also tried AnArchiver which sometime crashes on me (well, technically LHA bails on some files). Nice GUI though.
What backup strategies do fellow users have?
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