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Old 12-24-2003, 10:21 AM   #1
rkhartley
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Question What do I back up in RH9 before installing SUSE?


OK - I'm getting ready to install SUSE instead of RH9. I've backed up my entire Home directory - I think - onto CDs. What else is important to back up before starting the installation of SUSE?

I'm a NOOB - so I would rather err on the side of saving too much than losing something that will make the SUSE distro run better.

Thanks for any advice you have!
 
Old 12-24-2003, 10:23 AM   #2
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PS - is there a backup utility in Linux that I'm missing? I would like an easier way to keep track of directories that I've backed up already...
 
Old 12-24-2003, 10:25 AM   #3
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i'd make copies of all configuartion files, for use as a reference, in case any hardware is not picked up. also smb.conf if your running the samba. anything you may be able to use to get the new sys up and running like the current sys.
good luck.
 
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as for the backup utility, not sure. i usually just burn cds of anything i want to save, as well as, backing up to a storage drive over my network.
 
Old 12-29-2003, 06:04 AM   #5
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for a great backup utility, check out mondo rescue at http://www.mondorescue.org
 
Old 12-29-2003, 09:40 AM   #6
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Thanks, all!

Thanks for the posts - I took the plunge into SuSE - finished the install after backing up everything in sight. I figured I'll just spend some time reading and tuning up.

I appreciate your quick response to the posts!

Caio!
 
  


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