LinuxQuestions.org
Visit Jeremy's Blog.
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 06-05-2009, 10:34 AM   #1
Rod MacLachlan
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Apr 2009
Location: dunfermline scotland
Distribution: linpus linux lite on 8GB AA1
Posts: 2

Rep: Reputation: 0
How to backup?


How do you backup using linpus linux lite on an acer aspire one?
 
Old 06-05-2009, 10:36 AM   #2
jamescondron
Member
 
Registered: Jul 2007
Location: Scunthorpe, UK
Distribution: Ubuntu 8.10; Gentoo; Debian Lenny
Posts: 961

Rep: Reputation: 69
There are many ways, they all really depend on how you want to backup (Over network, by cable), what you want to back up to (External HDD, remote computer, series of floppy disks etec.), and whether you're planning on doing regular backups, or just the odd one
 
Old 06-05-2009, 02:02 PM   #3
archShade
Member
 
Registered: Mar 2006
Location: Delft NL
Distribution: Debian; Slackware; windows 7
Posts: 218

Rep: Reputation: 53
As James said it really depends on what type of backup you want to do.

The way I'd go about this is to only back up the home directory. This has all the users files and most of the look and feel configuration.

I'd also backup to external (USB) HDD although a pen drive might be adequate depending on how much stuff you have on the machine. first mount the drive in the way you do normally. (should be automatically mounted in linpus)

Then you need to decide whether you want to do a clean backup every time, which takes a lot of disk space and time but allows you to cycle though old documents and is slightly safer or a backup which updates files each (quick and easy and pretty safe).

For the former take create a directory called acerone_bak_05062009 (you can use any name but I like this one the numbers are the date and tells you what it is) either using you file manager or the mkdir command and then simply copy the important files (in this case /home and everything below it) again using the file manager or

Code:
#cp -r /home /media/HDD/acerone_bak_05062009
For the latter again create a directory to back up into but you don't need date information and run
Code:
#rsync -avh /home /media/HDD/acerone_bak
This will make a copy of new files and overwrite edited files

You need to change the paths to be appropriate and to backup the whole of home you need to run as root (su/sudo) for all the commands

You could compress the directory (into a tar.gz, tar.bz or .zip file) then but if you use rsync I think you need to uncompress the files first.
 
Old 06-05-2009, 02:05 PM   #4
archShade
Member
 
Registered: Mar 2006
Location: Delft NL
Distribution: Debian; Slackware; windows 7
Posts: 218

Rep: Reputation: 53
Also worth noting that you have to create a new directory every time to use copy where you only have to run rsync each time. It will also save time as when I do this (about once a fortnight) I only copy between 5-10GiB out of about 100GiB
 
Old 06-06-2009, 12:31 PM   #5
Rod MacLachlan
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Apr 2009
Location: dunfermline scotland
Distribution: linpus linux lite on 8GB AA1
Posts: 2

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
Thanks to all who replied.
You might also want to look at
http://macles.blogspot.com/2008/12/a...aa1backup.html
Thanks again
Rod.
 
  


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 question - NFS share in Ubuntu 9.04 backup to READYNAS NV+ newellrp1 Linux - Newbie 3 05-19-2009 03:57 PM
how to create backup MYSQL Script to backup my database for every 1hour RMLinux Linux - Newbie 3 11-20-2008 10:13 AM
LXer: Automatic backup for sporadically connected clients with Box Backup LXer Syndicated Linux News 0 08-29-2008 08:40 PM
Backup system ala rdiff-backup, but without mirror and with dst encryption dr_dex Linux - Software 0 08-04-2008 03:39 AM
Using RSync to backup a secondary off-site backup server pezdspencer Linux - Software 4 06-29-2007 03:40 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:03 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