That's hard to say, I only backup files I have created, files I want to save, and config files that are edited after the standard install to setup my machine.
Some people backup their whole system.
I just used the *.conf for an example. I do not backup those because only a few of them are changed in my system.
I am using Raid 1 with ext3 file system and have an UPS that will shutdown the machine if the batteries go low so I am not all that worried about loosing stuff.
One thing I do is if I have a file that I use to setup something, which I have several. I e-mail them to a couple of my addresses and then I can easily retrieve them whenever I need them again.
If you have a firewall file save it. Also if you are running a dhcp server and you have a big dhcpd.conf file you want to save it. Also zone files if you have setup a custom DNS server. mail config files for mail server, etc....
Last edited by DavidPhillips; 12-29-2001 at 02:41 AM.