24 Mar 2012

Backup, backup, backup

Backup is something you always wish you had, when you have had a system failure. Sometimes you have a backup, but no way to restore it quickly. If done right backup can be a godsend, but backups are not just for system failures.

During some spring cleaning when I moved to a new Virtual Private Server (VPS) recently I ended up needing my backup as I had not gotten round to move everything. But my backup/archive turned out not to be that recent. This however gave me an excuse to play around with the SM Framework, a shell scripting abstraction devised by Wayne E. Seguin and Michal Papis.