duplicity - Backblaze

Configure to backup to backblaze as well as other cloud services (parallel).

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duplicity - multi-site backup

Configure duplicity to backup to multiple remote sites at once using the multi backend handler.

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dupicity backup - Dropbox

Setting up and configuring duplicity and with Dropbox, step by step.

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New Notebook

My route to choose a new Notebook, considerations and decision criteria

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Check if shell-script is runing with root permissions (or with sudo)

Some scripts need to run as root (iptables for temporary rules, installer scripts, …). A quick way to check if the shell-script is running as root or with sudo (sudo should be the preferred way) is as follows. if [ ! ${EUID} -eq 0 ]; then echo "Please run as root or with sudo" exit fi this has been tested tested on debian-based and arch-linux, but should also work on most other linux derivates.

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