$ du -k Work/2004/Q3 692132 Work/2004/Q3 $ du -k Personal/2004/Q3 123468 Personal/2004/Q3 $ du -k Mailing\ Lists/ 40092 Mailing Lists
Yes, that's over 800MB of "ham" e-mail in three months, which I'm archiving on a DVD as I type this. Today being the first day of the quarter, I'm doing my quarterly backups and running rsync and ssync across all my boxes like there was no tomorrow:
rsync --progress -rvze ssh [email protected]:~/ \ /Volumes/TAOOFMAC\;STORAGE/Backups/the.taoofmac.com/
Mail tree (around 4.6GB), to burn on DVD:
ssync --update-only --no-sync-meta --no-detach \ --src-path /Volumes/TAOOFMAC\;MAIL/mail/ \ --dst-path /Volumes/Firewire\ HD/Backups/Mail/
Plus a few other assorted doodads that I merely rsync across boxes. Everything of any real importance is in e-mail, all really important stuff is backed up a bit more often (and sent off-site).
And now, if you'll excuse me, I'll go and get some rest while my Plextor bakes plastic. It's been one hell of a week.