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Old 04-01-2015, 09:00 PM   #1
BluArcher
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Back Up Linux Mint 13 to Upgrade to LM17


If I use mint's backup, then wipe out LM13 to install LM17, when I do a restore, does it put back all my settings, styles, wallpaper, etc?

If mint's backup does not, is there a program that will do that?

Thanks!
 
Old 04-02-2015, 12:04 AM   #2
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Maybe...
Maybe not...

That is what it is supposed to do, but I know I had some issues with it restoring some time back. Gave up in disgust (not a big fan of GUI only solutions) and haven't used it since. I find it best to have a separate /home partition and re-install using that as the new /home, and create the same user(s)/password(s) during the later install.
You have to re-instaall packages, but you would have to do that anyway - they will find the "dot" and config files under /home and install cleanly. Never had a problem, but you always need to backup before-hand anyway. I usually just rsync to a spare partition somewhere.
 
Old 04-02-2015, 12:32 AM   #3
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I have a script that runs weekly that gzips my home directory; moves the tarball to /var/tmp; mounts the thumb drive that lives in the back of my machine; deletes the previous tarball; copies to the thumb drive then umounts the thumb drive.

The script is from the days when a 1GB thumb drive was 'biiig' so that's why the compression. When I install a newer OS I just copy the tarball to /home and extract it.
 
Old 04-02-2015, 03:14 AM   #4
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leandean,

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I have a script that runs weekly that gzips my home directory; moves the tarball to /var/tmp; mounts the thumb drive that lives in the back of my machine; deletes the previous tarball; copies to the thumb drive then umounts the thumb drive.
That is a very neat idea.

Would you like to share the details of that script?
 
Old 04-02-2015, 03:26 PM   #5
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I have a script that runs weekly that gzips my home directory; moves the tarball to /var/tmp; mounts the thumb drive that lives in the back of my machine; deletes the previous tarball; copies to the thumb drive then umounts the thumb drive.
When I read this I think... rsync :-)
 
  


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