Our file server does nightly backups of your home directories. Those who need a file restored need simply send a request to firstname.lastname@example.org
We EXCLUDE the following files and directories: (please check this monthly as it is subject to change)
exclude Cache/ exclude Caches/ exclude Dropbox/ exclude Movies/ exclude Music/ exclude My?Music/ exclude My?Videos/ exclude NOBACKUP/ exclude Pictures/ exclude Trash/ exclude Trashes/ exclude temp/ exclude .gvfs-metadata/ exclude .Trash/ exclude .Trashes/ exclude .trash/ exclude .dropbox/ exclude .nfs* exclude urlclassifier3.sqlite exclude /~* exclude *.tmp exclude *.wmv exclude *.rpm exclude *.deb exclude *.avi exclude *.mpg exclude *.mp3 exclude *.m4a exclude *.iso exclude core exclude .DS_Store
To backup your laptop please follow the following steps.
ssh-keygen -t rsa
scp ~/.ssh/id_rsa.pub email@example.com:.ssh/laptop-key.pub ssh linux.cs.mcgill.ca cd .ssh cat laptop-key.pub >> authorized_keys
ssh linux.cs.mcgill.ca mkdir LAPTOP-BACKUP
# backup contents of ~/Research to /home/mcb/username/LAPTOP-BACKUP rsync -a --delete-after ~/Research/ firstname.lastname@example.org:LAPTOP-BACKUP/