LinuxQuestions.org
Help answer threads with 0 replies.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Password
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 06-05-2012, 09:33 PM   #1
it-secret
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Jun 2012
Posts: 14

Rep: Reputation: Disabled
backup my applications


hello evrybady

i want to backup my file and application to Flash drive ,

i used APtoncd program but its just 4 burning cd & and Dvd

plz if there any program can do it , tel me

thanks in advance
 
Old 06-05-2012, 09:59 PM   #2
frankbell
LQ Guru
 
Registered: Jan 2006
Location: Virginia, USA
Distribution: Slackware, Debian, Mint, OpenBSD
Posts: 11,352
Blog Entries: 12

Rep: Reputation: 2731Reputation: 2731Reputation: 2731Reputation: 2731Reputation: 2731Reputation: 2731Reputation: 2731Reputation: 2731Reputation: 2731Reputation: 2731Reputation: 2731
The rsync command is designed precisely for that purpose, but backing up your applications is likely not worth the effort and would basically mean replicating your computer harddrive. It's more important to back the data and configuration files in your /home directory. rsync is normally included in Linux distros; I know it comes with Ubuntu.

There is a GUI frontend for rsync called Back in Time that got a very good review at SourceTrunk.

http://www.sourcetrunk.com/node/130

The man page for rsync is kind of dense. The format I use is

Code:
rsync -arv [source directory] [target]
There's a pretty good article here: https://www.linux.com/news/enterpris...ert-with-rsync

Last edited by frankbell; 06-05-2012 at 10:01 PM.
 
Old 06-05-2012, 11:03 PM   #3
it-secret
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Jun 2012
Posts: 14

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: Disabled
thx my bro ..
but i don't want copy data or file , just application on Flash drive

thanks
 
Old 06-07-2012, 09:47 PM   #4
frankbell
LQ Guru
 
Registered: Jan 2006
Location: Virginia, USA
Distribution: Slackware, Debian, Mint, OpenBSD
Posts: 11,352
Blog Entries: 12

Rep: Reputation: 2731Reputation: 2731Reputation: 2731Reputation: 2731Reputation: 2731Reputation: 2731Reputation: 2731Reputation: 2731Reputation: 2731Reputation: 2731Reputation: 2731
Quote:
i want to backup my file and application to Flash drive
I must have misunderstood. I thought you said to, not on, or did you mean onto.

As far as Linux is concerned, a flash drive (or thumb drive or pen drive) is just another drive. You copy to and from it just as you would a hard drive partition. And everything stored on your drive is stored in files.

What exactly is it you want to back up, the application itself? and, if so, what application is it?

Last edited by frankbell; 06-07-2012 at 09:54 PM.
 
Old 06-08-2012, 09:40 PM   #5
it-secret
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Jun 2012
Posts: 14

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: Disabled
hello

sorry mu english not very good .. sorry

thanks in advance

oky ..

i want backuo my apps on my flash becuse i want format my hard drive

apps like torrent + pidgen +packet .. etc

i wait you bro
 
Old 06-08-2012, 11:24 PM   #6
frankbell
LQ Guru
 
Registered: Jan 2006
Location: Virginia, USA
Distribution: Slackware, Debian, Mint, OpenBSD
Posts: 11,352
Blog Entries: 12

Rep: Reputation: 2731Reputation: 2731Reputation: 2731Reputation: 2731Reputation: 2731Reputation: 2731Reputation: 2731Reputation: 2731Reputation: 2731Reputation: 2731Reputation: 2731
What you are asking is, for all practical purposes, to back up your entire installation to a thumbdrive. This article on the Linux directory structure might help make this clearer: http://www.tuxfiles.org/linuxhelp/linuxdir.html

If you place a new installation of something Linux on the hard drive after you format it, you are much better off installing your applications afresh, so that everything is consistent.

If a complete or almost complete backup is what you want and need prior to reformatting, you might want to look into cloning your system with Clonezilla.

You are better off just backing up the configuration files for your applications. They are found in your /home/[username] folder in the hidden files and directories, that is, the files and directories whose names begin with a dot (period).

Before I reinstall, I back up the data (non-hidden files) in my /home directory, selected configuration files (that is, hidden files) from /home (that is, just the ones I've modified, such as my LibreOffice template, my Fluxbox configuration, and so on--not the ones still at default values), and any configuration files from /etc that I have modified (such as smb.conf and my rc.firewall script).

When you reinstall, you can restore the backed up configuration files and, when you start the applications, the previous configuration will be there waiting.

To be blunt, what you are asking to do is not an optimal strategy and very well might not be feasible.
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Backup applications with TUI (text-user interface) raphaelmsx Linux - Software 3 10-28-2011 04:38 AM
How to take a OS Backup in RHEL 5.6 ? OS with all other Applications Installation. vamshi_krishv Linux - Server 1 09-28-2011 04:37 AM
Get Installed applications list and applications activity arunarora Linux - Software 1 05-26-2009 09:33 PM
Mozilla Firefox 3.0.4; few applications in 'applications' tab of 'preferences'; SW12. mitchellray Linux - Newbie 1 03-27-2009 09:56 PM
Who is Knowing about daemon applications and how to develop these applications? ms_890 Linux - Software 0 04-14-2004 03:04 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:42 PM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration