You Are Only as Good as Your Next Resurrection (Part 3)

(NOTE: This is the third of a three part series on setting up a cloud-based backup system, and describes how to set up the backup system to run on schedule automatically. The first describes the rationale behind the various technologies selected for the system, while the second describes how to setup and use the backup system) From a Backup to a Backup System Ok, with all the above we just have the building blocks of a backup system.

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You Are Only as Good as Your Next Resurrection (Part 2)

(NOTE: This is the second of a three part series on setting up a cloud-based backup system, and describes how to use the various technologies discussed previously. The first describes criteria and reasoning for the various technologies selected for use, while the third describes setting up the backups to run automatically on schedule.) Setting Up “restic” “restic” is the the backup technology we will use for its performance, deduplication, and native support for writing to various different remote backends.

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You Are Only as Good as Your Next Resurrection (Part 1)

(NOTE: This is the first of a three part series on setting up a cloud-based backup system, and describes the rationale behind the various technologies selected for the system. The second describes how to setup and use the backup system, while the third describes setting up the backups to run automatically on schedule.) Introduction This is a series of three posts that describe how to set up a modern, performant, efficient, and economical cloud-based backup system on your machine.

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Cortical Stacks, Backups, and the (Lack of) Perisistence of Memory Between Backup Cycles

In the world of Richard Morgan’s Takeshi Kovacs series of books, individuals record their psyches to “cortical stacks” integrated into their bodies, which allow for them to be resurrected into alternate bodies should their current bodies fail or be destroyed. This can only be done if the cortical stacks themselves survive the body’s destruction. The very rich and privileged backup their cortical stack information to remote digital storage farms so that they can be restored even if their cortical stacks get destroyed.

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