Thank you for that, Andrew.
I'm going to follow your advice and just set up a test repository,
which won't be a disaster, if it gets damaged or erased.
I backup my /Users/john/Documents from my Mac to /home/john/Documents
on the Linux server. Except for my mail directory, which comes from
$HOME/Library/Mail and lives on $HOME/.mac.mail.backup on the server.
2014/1/22 Andrew Keller <and...@kellerfarm.com>:
> On Jan 22, 2014, at 9:20 AM, John McIntyre <joh98....@gmail.com> wrote:
>> So basically, what I'd like to do is this. I want to write code,
>> write blg posts, write essays for university, whatever. And I want to
>> use git to maintain revisions, but where do I store them? Do I make
>> the Mac my hub? I have a git client on there. Do I make the server
>> my 'hub'? If I make the server the 'hub', then won't rsync back-ups
>> from the Mac to the server wipe them out?
> Git's degree of flexibility in what is considered "the server" is valuable
> here. I advise that you simply try a configuration, and see how it works.
> It's easy to change where origin points later.
> With that said, like you, I have a small ad-hoc setup of automated rsync
> backups between my various computers and servers, and I have found some
> characteristics useful:
> * I have rsync saving backups into dedicated backup folders on the remote
> machines. This eliminates ambiguity of what to back up (server A won't blow
> away server B's Documents folder, for example).
> * Using a publicly accessible server has been useful. I set up port
> forwarding to the machine, and set up a domain name pointing to the server.
> In general, when I have Internet access, I can access the server that
> contains my repositories. I always use the same domain name, even if I'm in
> the same room as the server.
> Hope that helps,
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