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I am a freelance programmer and systems consultant.

You can find me on github.com/drench and twitter.com/kree10


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comment Weekly cron job to save list of installed packages
Just curious: why /bin/bash instead of /bin/sh? I realize the original poster is running Linux, and will likely have /bin/bash, but your script doesn't depend on any bash-specific features.
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comment rolling diffs for storage of highly similar files?
This blog post (not mine) goes into more detail: viget.com/extend/backup-your-database-in-git The comments get more into the pros & cons and caveats. I'll also add that if you use git, you get more than just being able to roll back versions. You can also tag dumps, or have separate branches (dev/prod). The way I look at it is git (or insert your favorite modern version control system) does a better job than I could by rolling my own diff/gzip 'solution'. One warning about this article: don't push your dumps to github unless you want them public (or are paying for a private repo).
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