Backups: 2019 Update

A lot has changed in the three years since my last post on backups.

This post is an updated version with all the changes and updates that I have done in three years. Backups are still a very important thing for me, and I’m still pretty extensive with them.

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A PaaS of Our Own: Dokku

I have ideas all the time for small web applications. I suspect you do as well.

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Top Albums of 2018

This was originally posted on my brother’s blog - so the wording is for his audience.

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Top Albums of 2017

Insomnium - Winters Gate Alluvial - The Deep Longing for Annihilation Trivium - The Sin and the Sentance Ulver - The Assassination of Julius Ceasar 10 years - how to live as ghosts Shattered Sun - The Evolution of Anger Cold Insight - Further Nowhere Intervals - The Way Forward Ne Oblivisvaris - Urn sleepmakeswaves - Made of Breath Only

Top Albums of 2016

Countless Skies - New Dawn In Mourning - Afterglow Katatonia - The Fall of Hearts Dark Tranquillity - Atoma Fallujah - Dreamless Amaranthe - Maximalism Allegaeon - Proponent for Sentience Be’Lakor - Vessels Harakiri for the Sky - III: Trauma Zeal & Ardor - Devil is Fine

Backups: Preventing Despair

I have (several) times in my life lost data, which is a sterile, emotionless way of saying I’ve lost photos, documents, music, and contact information that I could never recover or replace. Over the last several years I have started putting systems in place to preventing this from happening again.

Part of the impetus for this article is that I not only wanted to go through all of my backups, but I wanted to document them, so I could refer to them later if I needed to. I hope all the thinking and documenting I’ve gone into here will help other people generate their own backup plans.

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Top Albums of 2015

Clutch – Psychic Warfare Amorphis – Under the Red Cloud Trivium – Silence in the Snow Alkaloid – The Malkuth Grimoire Good Tiger – A Head Full of Moonlight Blind Guardian – Beyond the Red Door Pyogenesis – A Century in the Curse of Time Rivers of Nihil – Monarchy InAeona – Force Rise the Sun Barren Earth – On Lonely Towers

Top Albums of 2014

Insomnium - Shadows of the Dying Sun Clutch - Earth Rocker Allegaeon - Elements of the Infinite Amaranthe - Massive Addictive Lindsey Sterling - Shatter Me Babymetal - Babymetal Job for a Cowboy - Sun Eater Beyond Creation - Earthborn Evolution Fallujah - The Flesh Prevails Set and Setting - A Vivid Memory

Top Albums of 2013

Set & Setting - Equanimity Insomnium - Ephemeral EP The Ocean - Pelagial (Instrumental) Wolfheart - Winterborn Black Crown Initiate - Song of the Crippled Bull EP Soilwork - The Living Infinite Wintergatan - Wintergatan Russian Circles - Memorial Katatoinia - Dethroned & Uncrowned Soundtrack - Pacific Rim