My Setup

Written by Anachron on 2018-06-23

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  1. File-System
  2. Explanation
  3. Backup
    1. System
    2. User
    3. Media
  4. Comments

# File-System

NAME                                          MAJ:MIN RM   SIZE RO TYPE  MOUNTPOINT
sda                                             8:0    0 465,8G  0 disk
|-sda1                                          8:1    0     1G  0 part  /boot
|-sda2                                          8:2    0 464,8G  0 part
  |-luks-1e05ddda-736a-408e-8cf0-ee37c9c8d3ee 254:0    0 464,8G  0 crypt
    |-lvm-void                                254:1    0    10G  0 lvm   /
    |-lvm-copy                                254:2    0    10G  0 lvm   /copy
    |-lvm-swap                                254:3    0     4G  0 lvm   [SWAP]
    |-lvm-data                                254:4    0 440,8G  0 lvm   /data

# Explanation

I use two partitions sda1 and sda2. While sda1 is /boot-only, everything else is on sda2.

sda2 is then encrypted via luks which has lvm inside.

/home is on /data.

This way I can easily sync my system files (residing on lvm-void) to it’s backup place (lvm-copy).

Since all the data is on it’s own partition there is no trouble when I have to restore a backup from lvm-copy since /home is not affected.

# Backup

My backups are split into three different categories:

# System

This backup includes a copy of /boot, all files/dirs listed above, luks-headers, the lvm-config, a void package list and a backup of block devices and their ids.

# User

A user backup typically includes all app files (configs and data), user-specific binaries/programs and all documents/downloads/mails/etc.

# Media

Every other data-type, mostly big-data, is included in this backup. Files like pictures, songs, movies and alike will be backed up to this place. This backup normally takes the longest amount of time.


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