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  1. Awesome setup for offsite backups. I have several MySQL DB’s that need to be backed up and a lot of the tools you mention here rock. I will be checking them out.

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    1. Same thing that happens if you lose your GPG key in any other situation: yer screwed. :) That’s why it’s vital to keep an exported version of your key(s) in a secure location. I keep copies of mine on two separate USB keys in two separate safes. Bottom line: don’t lose your GPG key – you’ll lose the ability to decrypt anything you’ve encrypted with it.

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  2. John M

    Just curious why you chose to use Duplicity in favor of something like s3cmd in this case. Also, newer versions of the AutoMySQLBackup have built in AES-256 openssl encryption available.

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    1. Hey, John. Fair question. I use s3cmd on some other projects, and love it. However, I prefer Duplicity because it can do the full and/or incremental backups, and I find that this approach makes the include and exclude arguments easier for me to manage.

      I’ll check into the newer versions of AutoMySQLBackup. Thanks for the heads up!

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  3. Have you ever seen this message before:

    BackendException: Could not initialize backend: No module named boto

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    1. Link Swanson

      install the python-boto package.

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