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Old 02-26-2009, 05:40 PM   #16
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This was pulled from the "most popular" list on Freshmeat.net. There are many programs that can image or backup your system (without you needing to write the code), here are a few.

G4L
BackupPC
Mondo Rescue
Make CD-ROM
Amanda
 
Old 08-17-2012, 10:07 AM   #17
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This was pulled from the "most popular" list on Freshmeat.net. There are many programs that can image or backup your system (without you needing to write the code), here are a few.

G4L
BackupPC
Mondo Rescue
Make CD-ROM
Amanda
... and not forgetting CloneZilla ! ;-)
 
Old 08-17-2012, 04:12 PM   #18
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OpenSuse has a program to do something similar but a zfs or btrfs filesystem can do that to a point.

From the Opensuse web site.

"Snapper rolls back changes
openSUSE 12.1 is the first Linux distribution taking advantage of the snapshot functionality in the upcoming Linux file system btrfs. These snapshots of the file system are using copy-on-write, making them very space efficient. openSUSE 12.1 debuts Snapper which allows the user to interface with this technology.

The command line and GUI Snapper tools allow users to view older versions of files and revert changes. The unique integration in the zypper package manager of openSUSE allows users to roll back entire upgrades or software installations with the accompanying configuration changes. "
 
Old 08-17-2012, 08:37 PM   #19
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Hi ggallozz as jefro stated OpenSUSE dose have this option
BUT
Linux IS NOT Microsoft Windows
and DOSE NOT relay on the MS System Registry to HIDE information from the user

undoing something you just did is VERY simple
unless you royally messed something up
something like ??? say this...
!!! WARNING!!! DO NOT TRY !!!! WARNING !!! WARNING!!! DO NOT TRY !!!!!!! WARNING!!! DO NOT TRY !!!!!!! WARNING!!! DO NOT TRY !!!!
Code:
su -
yum -y remove glibc 
------------
zypper -n rm glibc
something like that is unrecoverable


99.9999% of he time it is VERY easy to fix a "oops"

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Old 08-18-2012, 01:31 AM   #20
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From one newbie to another newbie

No Linux does not have a system restore. I have not been bold enough yet to abandon (please don't be cruel) Windows. I really want to make sure that I have a good grasp on scripting (command line Linux), and other formidable Linux tools.
I personally would find a Linux variety that has more support and has been around longer (like one of the top ten mentioned in DistroWatch Debian, openSUSE, Slackware et cetera). If you intend to just try different things and you have anything worth keeping, put it on a different partition!
Other members have alluded but not really concretely wrote out what this could intail. On installation you can have your home directory on a different partition and / (which is short for the bootable system) on another. Or you could call up cdisk or fdisk and make a partition on the leftover space on your drive.
Then you could copy everything valuable there, or something closer to Windows use tar, or FileRoller.
But my best advise if you are a slow learner like me take your time and study the man(uals and info), and the documentation. They all are easier to find than the same information about Windows. But Linux Questions is also a resource. Hope this helps.
And I still give much respect to the Senior members.

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Old 08-18-2012, 02:40 AM   #21
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One thing I'd recommend is partitioning your hard drive so /home has it's own partition. That allows reinstalling while maintaining your personal documents.
Make a backup of your MBR. Also create an "fdisk -l listing and print it out. If the beginning of the drive gets wiped out, knowing where the /home partition starts will allow you to use losetup attach a loop device to it and mount it using a live distro.
 
Old 08-21-2012, 10:20 AM   #22
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You need to solve the problem. "System restores" don't do any real good even on Windows boxes.
 
  


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