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Re^2: Hosting Perl projects

by dmitri (Priest)
on Mar 26, 2007 at 16:01 UTC ( #606604=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: Hosting Perl projects
in thread Hosting Perl projects

Funny as it sounds, I don't really have a permanent development machine... My main computer at home is a Windows box (a Compaq, of all things) running a browser and MS Office for family use. My other boxes come and go... I don't trust myself to do backups anyway, so it'd be better to host somewhere else.

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Re^3: Hosting Perl projects
by Moron (Curate) on Mar 26, 2007 at 16:11 UTC
    What I did when in a similar situation a few years ago was repartition and convert my home machine into a dual-booting Linux and XP system - one for work and the other for games (everything else is better on Linux anyway, including Using GRUB you can make the Windows the default boot environment for your family with a few seconds delay to give you time to elect to boot Linux for your work.


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Re^3: Hosting Perl projects
by hesco (Deacon) on Mar 27, 2007 at 22:15 UTC
    I don't trust myself to remember to do backups either. That's why I use a cron job for that purpose. I have cron driven backups going of databases on sql servers and of key directory trees, including the cvs repository I administer for a Coding Network I participate with.

    Now that a friend has turned me on to the wonders of rsync, I'm consideraing adding an automated rsync (enabled by shared keys between the hosts) to handle the offsite part of the backup project.

    It was that same friend who, a few years before when I was crying about lost data, mentioned to me, "That data must not have been very important if it wasn't important enough to backup". The truth of that statement certainly didn't make it any easier to hear at the time. But I was still rebuilding my system on a new drive, when I found mysql_backup.cgi in a google search. And as soon as the system was back up, I added that and some tar czf invocations to my crontab.

    Now configuring such automated backups is an early priority for me whenever I put real work into a new server.

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