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How can i make a backup of my system??? I have not any tape unit, i would like to put my backup in a file on a partition of a disc mounted on my machine, is it possible? Which are the most important system directories to save in the backup???
Tar would be the default tool,
as for importance: it depends on
what kind of distro you're running,
how much stuff you compiled up
from source, how much is pre-packaged
and configured to defaults by the installation...
If it's an RPM based bootable distro you
probably only want to backup your
If it's lots of effort that you put into it
compiling stuff up also save the targets
of your installations, like eg