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How best to backup My Documents (maybe with Git?) [closed]

I would like a good process to backup My Documents on my hard drive periodically to an external hard drive or repository. I want to have a snap shot at each backup period, and don't want to waste ...
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1answer
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How to drop objects from git repo?

I have a git repo for backup, I used to let it backup many useless but large files, which is a stupid mistake. I untracked those files long time ago. When I recently git clone the repo, it's really ...
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backup / version control hybrid scheme

Any suggestions for how to implement something that's about halfway between version control and a backup system? Specifics: I've been playing around with git and mercurial, and discovering that ...
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Backing up private git repos to a normal (non-root) ssh account?

It's nice that with github and similar services, I can backup my open-source projects (using 'git push'). With private data, I have some reservations though. I'd prefer that my repos are encrypted on ...
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Backing up an imap mbox with git, is it a good idea?

I'm trying to setup a new mail server for my personal use, and I want to do it better than all the prior times. One thing that has always concerned me is backing up my inbox and other folders. In ...
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Dropbox won't detect edited files using Remote GIT bare repository folder and ssh

Here's the situation... I develop under windows8 and I have some projects, every project, with a specific local git repository For each local repository I have a remote bare repository on my VPS (I ...
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Backing up git using existing clone

I have read Backing up Git Repositories, which recommends using git clone, as does everyone everywhere else. But I have some big stuff, and a slow connection at the other end. Would it be sufficient ...
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Have git-annex control files on a partition but still use the partition the normal way?

I want to have all my files on a partition to be controlled by git-annex to be able to take them with me to other computers via an externel drive. Still I want to use the partition normally (creating, ...
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Git to keep snapshots of a full Windows environment?

Is it possible/convenient to use Git to keep snapshots of a full computer running Windows? I wonder if it could use simple Git branching to jump from one state to another and have different ...
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Can Git be used when “experimenting”, changing drivers and software on Linux?

I have no idea how to use any backup software with Linux, but I do know Git. I hope this isn't a silly question as the obvious answer is to use some form of backup software, perhaps - but, I was ...
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244 views

Home backup solution with multiple harddrives and it has to tolerate user error ( version control ? )

At home, I have about 1TB of data needs backup and update frequently. The new data is currently copied to one hard-drive and mirrored to other hard drives. However, this is not safe, if there is user ...
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217 views

Backing up code on an FTP server

I have a web hosting service, I want to store my code on it. I was thinking perhaps opening a Git repo for the entire dev/ directory and somehow in the Git hooks make it upload only the files that ...
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How do I backup a git repo?

I am planning to switch from SVN to git. With svn I just copy my repo folder when I want to back it up. However git doesn't have one so what do I do? Should I create a clone on a separate drive and ...
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Backing up Git Repositories

At the moment our git repositories (hosted on an internal server) are being backed up when the entire Virtual Machine that they are sitting on gets backed up. Is it enough to literally copy those ...
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Git and sub repositories

Is there anyway to force git to include files and directories in other repositories that are residing somewhere within the current repository? The reason I ask is that I have a layout that is ...
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Using git as a backup tool without local .git folder

This question should probably be posted at superuser.com, but I guess we've got some more git experts here.. What I'd like to do is to use git as a backup tool, but WITHOUT having a local .git ...