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Run backup in anon-whonix or whonix-gw or bit confused if this applies to User and what to do where


#1

To create a backup of Website and Source Code of the Whonix Anonymous Operating System, please run the Whonix backup script every now and then.

/usr/bin/whonix-dev-backup


#2

Just run it if you want to support Whonix. The more people have a backup, the less likely it is that Whonix can be purged from the history books.


#3

which VM do I run it in?

anon-whonix?

addendum:
so I ran it in anon-whonix fwiw , seems to be working ,

maybe i should have run it in a clone of anon-whonix oh well …

PS: it is spitting out a bunch of HTTPConnectionError s fwiw

Looks like this ends up with a new mounted device, that stays always mounted ?

I’m kind of wondering how many gigabytes I’ve signed up here to backup I’m on 332/17570 after 30 minutes already …sigh

PPS:
can I make a new unused copy of anon-whonix?


#4

btw, it wouldn’t be

sudo /usr/bin/whonix-dev-backup

would it ?

as /usr/bin/whonix-dev-backup
does this

W: Failed to fetch http://deb.whonix.org/dists/jessie/main/binary-amd64/Packages Something wicked happened resolving ‘deb.whonix.org:http’ (-4 - Non-recoverable failure in name resolution)


#5

No sudo required. The script runs sudo itself.

This is a different issue that would also happening when running sudo apt-get update manually. Try again and see https://www.whonix.org/wiki/Update.


#6

OK, after reading this , now I feel I need to start over with sys-whonix, gw and ws , as I don’t recall If I’ve ever say to allow unsigned packages or not, etc

Maybe I should go search and read if that is possible , or just a waste of time , and I’m likely OK

[https://www.qubes-os.org/doc/whonix/install/] <- guess that would do it


#7

I noticed when it finally finishes , and I re-run it takes forever again, I’m guessing this is normal, but also guessing it is not necessary, SO, can you suggest how often to re-run the whole hours long “backup” ?

once/month?
once / week ?

so far it seems to be 1.3 GB in size ?


#8

I guess running the backup in anon-whonix was the answer , …sigh


#9

Of course. whonix-ws is only for updates and software installation. Not for running applications such as Tor Browser or whonix-dev-backup.


#10

That’s up to you.

Since you can use multiple VMs, I suggest a dedicated one. Then it shouldn’t really matter how long it takes.


#11

yes, well it finishes, and then if I run it again, it goes for hours, so i’m curious is it overwriting what’s already there? I just looking for a best practice ?

and an approximate size , etc, I think that is reasonable :slight_smile:


#12

last two days, I am seeing this:
(fyi)

"git://github.com/darkk/redsocks.git"
Retrying 7 requests that failed last time…
Retrying 7 requests that failed last time…
Updating github_adrelanos_anon-apt-sources-list.wiki
fatal: remote error: access denied or repository not exported: /c/nw/ca/82/01/103055609/21161769.wiki.git
error: Could not fetch github_adrelanos_anon-apt-sources-list.wiki
Retrying 7 requests that failed last time…
Updating github_adrelanos_anon-base-files.wiki
fatal: remote error: access denied or repository not exported: /6/nw/6f/fe/89/103055671/21161752.wiki.git
error: Could not fetch github_adrelanos_anon-base-files.wiki
New fork: git://github.com/Whonix/anon-base-files.git
Updating github_Whonix_anon-base-files


#13

It’s not a problem, apart from bad usability and apart form lack of time to explain/document which error is good and which isn’t and how to check integrity of the backup. Perhaps not such a great idea by me to ask non-git, non-developers to do that backup.


#14

yes, perhaps, I should just assume it will eventually fix itself, and I’ll just run it less often, if it’s designed to fix itself.

pardon if I may be verbose