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Old 05-17-2002, 06:22 PM   #1
Dr_Travis
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Question personal settings question


Hey, I had a question, I am going to upgrade my distro but want to make sure that I maintain most, if not all of my personal settings. To do this I should make a copy of my /home directory right? Is there anyother files that I should back up before I do this?
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Old 05-17-2002, 07:34 PM   #2
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Most per user settings are kept in the /home/$username directory, if you are planning an upgrade to a newer version of the same distro you will usually find an upgrade install option that leaves your previous settings intact.

Its a very good idea to keep /home on a seperate partition so it can survive a wipe of the rest of the system.
 
  


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