Tag Archives: backup

Linux: How to lose data fast with ‘rsync’

I’ve been around Linux long enough to know that the fabled Linux command `rm -Rf *` is dangerous, and I have to say I’ve never lost data by using that one wrong. But there are other, more subtle ways to lose data if you’re not careful, and today I’m going to share a tale of this. Continue reading

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You do have backups … right?

Photos are among the most important data we have because they are potentially irreplaceable. Other files can be just as valuable. How do we keep them safe? Continue reading

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Your Password is Too Damn Short

Writing about passwords is like beating a dead horse. It’s not very exciting, I know. But this needs to be said, and repeated often: sorry, but your passwords just aren’t good enough. Continue reading

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How to recover from MD5 mismatch

If any of the following is gibberish to you, it’s better to stop reading. Not everything I post is useful to the general public ;-) If you’re trying to restore a backup of your Android and you get the error message “MD5 … Continue reading

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