One of the mantras of computing and just about anything data related is "**We only lose what we don't backup**" but some are taking offense that this is still the current state of computing today. Recently some owners call this out as "blaming the user", "you're holding it wrong" or snobby. Everyone I know will try their best to help you get your machine back in working order even if people say such things. They've lost it all and upset that they can't get their stuff back. Last week's example was another smart phone, forgot their password, unlock code and …

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The Conservative party issued a statement on Saturday which apologised for "any concern caused" and confirmed that "the technical issue has been resolved and the app is now functioning securely." However, not before Boris Johnson's profile image had been changed to a pornographic one and that of Environment Secretary, Michael Gove, swapped for a picture of Rupert Murdoch. Some ministers, and other MPs, apparently reported receiving nuisance calls following the app breach. The Information Commissioner's Office has confirmed that it is investigating the incident, and bite the Tories with a large fine. Under the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), …

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I'm trying to get my Mint desktop computer's home directory and my Debian media server's movies/shows directoiries backed up. When this is all said and done I'll be backing everything up to a 5 TB external USB HDD with it's own powers source connected to a Raspberry Pi 2 stored away from my house via colocation. But I'd like to get the many TBs of data I have copied before I move the PI2 + HDD off site. I've been reading here -> http://backuppc.sourceforge.net/BackupPC-4.0.0alpha3_doc.html#BackupPC-Introduction on setting up backuppc but my head is starting to hurt. When I read over that …

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Hello. I have a php script that will backup my databases and ftp them to another server. All works fine via a cron job - but the backups are piling up and I'd like to add some code to the script to delete all the old backups - and just save the 5 newest backsup. I've added some code to the config file - but I don't know if the code is correct. I don't get any errors, but I figure that may be because I need to add some code to the script itself in order for it to …

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