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Using distributed (not centralized) version control is a valid backup strategy which is complementary to the more usual backup approaches. There is much to be said for using both methods simultaneously. Let us review how standard backups work. Typically, all the files on a filesystem are copied to some remote location. This is done on some fixed periodic ...


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Version control and backup serve different purposes on a different administration level. In projects you control and manage your code with configuration management and version control systems, and on the systems level the admins (IT-division or local administrators) make backups of every relevant data store (be it home-directories of users, or production ...


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I would rather clone this git. And then do git diff --stat $ git clone git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/stable/linux-stable.git` $ cd linux-stable/ $ git diff --stat v3.18.6 v3.18.7



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