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Miscellaneous

Geekbook on Mac

Spotlight

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Before using Spotlight you tell Spotlight to stop indexing folder geekbook/engine/data/orig. Thus some technical copies used by Geekbook internally of your notes will not be index by Spotlight.

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Read more: http://osxdaily.com/2011/12/30/exclude-drives-or-folders-from-spotlight-index-mac-os-x/

How to backup your notes?

Dropbox

You can keep your notes under Dropbox etc.

Git (GitHub)

If you want to backup your notes, we recommend to use git :-) and keep your notes as you keep you source code and commit changes and push it to your private (so no one can read it ) repository. For private repositories you can use GitHub but you have to pay.

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You can how your notes always online!

Borg (to a remote machine or external drive)

You can use Borg. Borg (BorgBackup) is a deduplicating backup program. Optionally, it supports compression and authenticated encryption.

Use something like this:

export BORG_PASSPHRASE='<you secret password>'
export BORG_REPO="malibu:~/notes" # where malibu is a remove machine

borg init malibu:~/notes

borg create -v --stats  malibu:~/notes::{now} ~/geekbook/notes
# remove your old backups notes
borg prune --list -v $BORG_REPO --keep-daily=7 --keep-weekly=4 --keep-monthly=6

make a bash script and add it to your crontab:

@hourly ~/bin/notes-backup.sh

Borg is way more complex than this. Read please Borg.