[Freedombox-discuss] Harddrive + Excito B3
drwho at virtadpt.net
Mon May 9 17:37:44 UTC 2011
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On 05/07/2011 08:10 PM, Robinson Tryon wrote:
> USB-connected devices, especially storage devices, will give us a good
> way to help our users extract data off of their Freedomboxes when
> something goes catastrophically, Jellorifically wrong with them. It
> can be useful to consider usability and user-serviceability during
> both the best of times as well as the worst of times.
That brings to mind something I've been meaning to bring up: backing up
the contents of Freedomboxen periodically.
Having a USB port free means that someone could (in theory) walk from
unit to unit, plugging in an external hard drive that triggers an
automatic encrypted backup. When the backup is done, something tells
the user that they can unplug the drive ("When the light's green, the
trap is clean.") and move on.
I may have to play around with this and see if I can get something working.
The Doctor [412/724/301/703]
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