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Old 11-14-2011, 06:42 PM   #1
Fcukinyahoo
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Ubuntu Backup & Restore


I have a quick and simple question.

What should I do when I mess up the Ubuntu system? I cant do a clean install every time. That just kills me since I install many libraries and SDKs and stuff like that. With clean install i have to do them over again which takes long time. When i mess up Ubuntu and lets say it doesnt work properly and I can not solve it, can't I just go back to old kernels and update back again or something or perhaps use Sbackup??? i also use 2 partitions as "/" and "/home" would that make any difference??? Thank you in advance. I read some info on the web but I couldnt find a good answer for this situation.
 
Old 11-14-2011, 09:17 PM   #2
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Try Clonezilla, SystemRescueCD (Partimage) is included, and or Fsarchiver for full partition backup and restores.
 
Old 11-14-2011, 10:41 PM   #3
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I have a quick and simple question.

What should I do when I mess up the Ubuntu system? I cant do a clean install every time. That just kills me since I install many libraries and SDKs and stuff like that. With clean install i have to do them over again which takes long time. When i mess up Ubuntu and lets say it doesnt work properly and I can not solve it, can't I just go back to old kernels and update back again or something or perhaps use Sbackup??? i also use 2 partitions as "/" and "/home" would that make any difference??? Thank you in advance. I read some info on the web but I couldnt find a good answer for this situation.
besides them great backup apps.... there is
Backintime A new snapshot is created only if something changed since the last snapshot (if any)
Flyback [I was lost at the start...]
TimeVault [a bit hard for me also]


Or what I am using now.... Backup Tool comes in Mint 10.... should work with Ubuntu.... for total backups to ISO image and restore. Fast and easy. Delete the files like downloads browsers junk files, temp files..... if you want a lean mean fast backup?

I also tried and like remastersys. I worked to ISO my Mint install BUT... put a LOCKED file on my desktop that I couldn't get rid of until I did a reinstall.
May work for you?

Why not just copy you Ubuntu .... /home partition {with hidden files and dd } to USB after you get it set up the way you like it, and make a software list thru Synaptic >
File > Save Markings

That's all I know so far in this NEW adventure of Linux....

Happy linuxing.
 
  


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