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When talking about backups, we should separate 'system' and 'data' better.

If we can get away from "backup/restore a machine", and instead can "rebuild a machine" (from configuration, e.g. or any of the other tools) and then pull the data back in separately, things would be way more elegant, and you wouldn't have to mistrust your backups after a hack in quite the same way. A Nix configuration you can audit, a whole-machine backup not so much.

Even for a developer machine, where inevitably you also run a lot of custom code, I think this is a useful goal.

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