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Old 08-03-2004, 11:39 PM   #1
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Using Linux as a Backup OS?


What location or folde should I backup my documents in mandrake?

Could I transfer all my documents from Windows (not the system docs. my own wriiten docs) thats on OpenOffice on a Cd-R and then from the CD I could put those files from Windows onto Linux?
 
Old 08-03-2004, 11:46 PM   #2
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Re: Using Linux as a Backup OS?

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Originally posted by unixfreak
What location or folde should I backup my documents in mandrake?

Could I transfer all my documents from Windows (not the system docs. my own wriiten docs) thats on OpenOffice on a Cd-R and then from the CD I could put those files from Windows onto Linux?
I don't understand the first question.


As for the second bit: if the OSes don't share one computer
or the computers aren't networked the CD-R would be a
feasible means of transport I guess ...


Cheers,
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Old 08-04-2004, 02:30 AM   #3
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As to the first question, I tend to store documents in a subfolder of my normal user's home folder.
 
Old 08-04-2004, 04:33 PM   #4
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Personally, I would backup everything to outside of your machine
(another PC, CD, DVD, memory key, etc) including your window
files. What happens if your hard disk crashes? I use X-CDRoast
to burn to CDs. I'm sure others have their own techniques. Since
my window files are in /disks/C (distribution-specific), I burn
everything in /home/... and /disks/C/... to CDs.

Sheng-Chieh
 
Old 08-05-2004, 01:44 AM   #5
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Im dual booting my machine with Windows and Mandrake.

Since Windows is unstable, I want to store all my documents under Mandrake Linux. Since I've been told by Linux users that if when a virus spreads in Windows, it tends to have access to the registry, docs, and hardrive etc... While Linux runs everything restricted and has better folder security techniques compared to Windows.

How could I set this up? Just burn all my docs onto a CD and transfer them over to Linux??? I need them on OS because incase I need to view or edit my documents. Other than that everything is kept archived on the CD.

Last edited by unixfreak; 08-05-2004 at 01:45 AM.
 
Old 08-05-2004, 02:11 AM   #6
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I don't understand the problem. Linux can read the NTFS files of windows, it just can't write to NTFS (it can read an write to FAT). You can simply mount your windows drive under Linux and access (i.e. read and copy to your linux drive) them from there ... what did I miss?
 
Old 08-05-2004, 03:07 AM   #7
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just as root
mount -t ntfs /dev/hd?? /blabla
where hd?? is ur windows part.
copy them to a directory and thats all
 
  


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