Raspberry Pi: Using rdiff-backup with my automated Python script

So you’ve followed my Raspberry Pi: Publicly accessible file server and you want to be a bit smarter on how you back up your data. People tell you to back up your data all the time, and you’re probably like me and grunt at the thought of the manual burden of physically copying and pasting your data. Do you want your backup to be automated? Do you want to be able to retrieve older revisions of your files? …

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Raspberry Pi: Using rsync with my automated Python script

So you’ve followed my Raspberry Pi: Publicly accessible file server and you want to be a bit smarter on how you back up your data. People tell you to back up your data all the time, and you’re probably like me and grunt at the thought of the manual burden of physically copying and pasting your data. Do you want your backup to be automated? Do you want to choose the files and folders that you want to …

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Raspberry Pi: Map a Network Drive

You’ve configured your external hard drive to be accessed within your LAN to start sharing your files, but wouldn’t it be easier to have that drive automatically mounted on other clients within the network at startup, and easily addressed via drive letters? What I mean is instead of typing your RPi’s IP address and Samba share name within Windows Explorer’s address bar, you can just access it like any other attached device in the left …

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Raspberry Pi: Install and configure No-IP on Raspberry Pi

No-IP enables you to address your Raspberry Pi publicly by hostname rather than IP address. For example, when accessing your machine via SSH from outside your LAN, it’s difficult to remember your public IP. So intead No-IP allows you to create your own easy to remember domain, and assign it to your IP address. This is heavily documented elsewhere on the web. You can check out the official guide here by No-IP themselves, but this includes a neater startup …

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