Just a quick post to help me get back in the habit of writing. This is on my laptop backup process; I frequently need to travel, and I feel better knowing that all my half-comitted git repositories are safe.
I am using the horcrux tool to run my backups. This makes the backup as simple as
sudo mount /mnt/usb_hdd horcrux auto usb_hdd
In addition to this, I have a daily cron job that checks the date of the horcrux log and emails me if it is older than 5 days. In this way I get reminded to update my backup every 5 days.