Your home directory is backed up automatically each day to backup server. You can access these daily images by going to:
There, you will see directories with names like '
20070804,' which corresponds to the date of the backup.
Inside this directory you'll see another directory named '
tree' corresponds to your home directory. So, in side it you'll see all the files and dictories backed up on that date. This is an 'image' or snapshot of what your home directory looked like at backup time. Backups are taken sometime between midnight and 8am generally.
You can read from (copy from) these directories, but cannot write to them.
So, if you deleted a critical soundfile from your home directory (e.g.
~/sounds/best-sound-ever.ogg) you could copy that file back into your home directory by visiting the most recent date directory where the soundfile exists and copy it back, somewhere into your home directory, like this:
~> cp /usr/ccrma/backup/<username>/<date-directory>/tree/sounds/best-sound-ever.ogg ~/sounds
The backup images are retained inside a 3 month window according to the following schedule:
|0-2 weeks||2 - 5 weeks||5 - 12 weeks||beyond 12 weeks|
1) Creating a directory called '
.ccrma' in your home directory.
~> cd ~> mkdir .ccrma
Then in that directory, create a file called: '
dirvish.conf' Dirvish is the name of the backup program.
~> cd .ccrma ~> gedit dirvish.conf