Re: Backing up Yojimbo to JungleDisk Plus (or Rsync)

2008-04-26 Thread Jeff Berg

On Apr 9, 2008, at 9:10 PM, Doug Ransom wrote:

Does anyone know how effective  the block-level file updates  
described in the Jungle Disk docs (below) will work with Yojimbo  
database?



Sorry for the delay in replying to this but I didn't want to answer  
until I'd tested a backup. JungleDisk Plus backs up the changes to  my  
Yojimbo database on a nightly basis without any need to shut Yojimbo  
down. I just tested the integrity of the backup this morning and it  
was up-to-date as of yesterday.


Since I got FIOS, JungleDIsk has become my offsite backup destination  
and I'm extrememly pleased--not to mention sleeping better at night.


Rgds!

jab

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Re: Backing up Yojimbo to JungleDisk Plus (or Rsync)

2008-04-26 Thread Jeff Berg

On Apr 26, 2008, at 12:42 PM, Bill Rowe wrote:

The combination of block-level file updates and a nightly backup  
schedule would greatly reduce the opportunity for the type of  
problem I describe to occur. Also, I assume the nightly backup  
occurs when you aren't actively using Yojimbo. I believe this  
explains you success to date but doesn't mean Yojimbo is inherently  
compatible with JungleDisk.


I'll can't disagree with that. My offsite backup takes place at  
2:30am--a time when I'm seldom at the computer and a logical time for  
such a backup to occur. The backups happens without shutting Yojimbo  
down and they are incremental (or block-level if you prefer)--my  
entire Yojimbo database isn't being uploaded every night, saving on  
time and upload charges to JD/S3. I can't speak for Time Machine's  
behavior with Yojimbo as I've never allowed it to back up those files  
but I do know of a colleague who learned that Time Machine wasn't  
backing up a shared File Maker database because it was always open.  
Perhaps the core data/sqlite nature of Yojimbo makes this less of an  
issue--that's for wonkier minds than mine to worry over. (And as I  
don't run Filemaker at this time, I have no idea what it's behavior  
would be vis-a-vis JungeDisk Plus.)


Take what you will from my findings, but I am satisfied that my  
Yojimbo data is being backed up on a nightly basis (with the proviso  
that if I'm working through the night, a backup might be skipped) as  
confirmed by the modification date on the JungleDisk'd Yojimbo file  
which I check regularly and my testing of that archived file--a  
procedure which will be repeated on an ad hoc basis. It may not be  
inherently compatible but since it looks and quacks like a duck, I  
believe I provided a satisfactory answer to the original question. And  
if I have to resort to my offsite backup--as opposed the local Time  
Machine/SuperDuper drive--I'd rather have a Yojimbo file from yesteray  
or last week (or even last month) than no file at all--and there are  
probably a number of higher priorities on my worry list.


YMMV. Best regards!

jab

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