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Old 10-22-2004, 09:13 AM   #1
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Where is my configuration file?


At computer stations of my University (using Fedora Core 2), I noticed that all my configurations were saved on the server - so that no matter which station I login to, I have the same desktop, settings (even password I saved when access to websites by Firefox).

So, this means admin of the network has set to save all my configurations file to the server and then return these files back to the machine I login into.

My questions: where are these configuration files? Are they the hidden files stored in my "Home" directory? And if I save these files (& directories) into a CD, then restore them after installing Linux - can I have the same configurations as before? (it takes so much time to customize a system and then, something happen and I have to re-install Linux and do everything from the scratch !)

The last question: is there any software for Linux that do this task (I mean create backup image to CD-R)? (like Ghost of Windows)
 
Old 10-22-2004, 09:25 AM   #2
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normally on a network like that you would have a home directory accessed via a remote NFS server, rather than on the local machine. they will be hidden files within that typically, although this is often app dependent. hidden files start with a . e.g. ~/.bashrc
 
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and when you install linux and have a seperate /home partition, these files will never need to be touched at all, let alone restored from a backup (which is perfectly possbibly in most places.)
 
Old 10-22-2004, 09:34 AM   #4
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So, what does this mean? Can I just create a backup of all file in my Home directory (including hidden files + directories) and then restore it in order to get the same settings after freshly re-install Linux? (usually, when install Linux, I choose to remove all Linux partitions)
 
  


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