Now, recently on gamedev there have been a number of posts about SVN and general backup type things and it got me thinking and finally deciding that it was about time I sorted myself out a decent backup system; not least of all because after tuesday I'm going to be full on final year project mode and frankly, losing that, would be a bit of a kicker to say the least.
So, today I climbed into the loft of the house, grabbed an old computer I had laying around and plugged it into the network. It's only a P2 233Mhz, 192Meg and an 8gig harddrive, however as a starting point it'll do until I can get funds to add some storage to it. Currently I'm remotely installing Gentoo on to it, which isn't really a quick process [grin]
The basic plan is to use it as a SVN machine, so I can store all my projects up there and get them back if/when things blow up on my main machine. I might even see about hooking it up to my NAS drive which I have in the loft (and which I can't use from my main system without a lot of bother as it lacks x64 drivers *sigh*), as such I can use it as practically a routing host for that and allow me to backup general files to it instead of eatting all of the 8gig just on them.
Once that's all setup it's a matter of getting into the habit of using it all, but given what I've lost this year I'll be insane not to.
Of course, this whole plan could result in a slight argument with my dad as I've half-inched the network cable he had attached to another machine up there, but it was off and totally disconnected thus I considered it's stuff fair game [grin]
The one good thing about using Gentoo is, while it's bloody slow to setup on that machine, I can get on with some assignments which are due in tuesday *chuckles* and it's back to them I go now..