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Old 12-05-2003, 07:33 PM   #1
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Linux Update question


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i installed mandrake 9.0
its running as a web server,mysql server, sshd server, ftp server, etc.

I want to know if i need to backup my things before updating the whole system with the mandrake update utility

i dont want to loose my files permissions, servers configurations, etc.

should i backup or not ?
 
Old 12-05-2003, 09:27 PM   #2
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"should i backup or not ?"

Yes, absolutely, always.

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Old 12-05-2003, 09:56 PM   #3
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so its a risky operation ?
 
Old 12-05-2003, 10:04 PM   #4
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can you afford to take the chance?

if you've got data that you'd like to keep, back it up... you should back up whether you tweak/update the system or not..

I learnt that the hard way... albeit, that was windows

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Old 12-05-2003, 10:54 PM   #5
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"so its a risky operation ?"

You should routinely keep two copies of your data. If you are going to make system changes then you should run your routine backups just ahead of your changes because that is a risky operation.

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