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Old 11-28-2011, 12:55 PM   #1
aSystemOverload
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Backing up and restoring system configuration before/after installing Linux x+1


Hi

Could someone point me in the right direction please, I want to know how to backup my installed programmes (and their data) / settings etc when I'm ready to install the next Mint version.

I'm aware of the "Just because there's a new version, you don't HAVE to install it". I'm on 10 at the moment and have checked out 12 64bit RC and love it, so would like to go for it.

Thanks :-)

ps - Have tried searching, but can't find anything...
 
Old 11-28-2011, 03:55 PM   #2
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fsarchiver is my favorite linux back util.
That along with System Rescue CD
Both make it very easy to archive filesystems as they are, and then restore if you need to.
 
Old 12-01-2011, 03:29 PM   #3
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Would these assist in backing up and then restoring my installed software after I install a fresh Mint? ie: without having to re-set up the software and adjust settings etc...
 
Old 12-01-2011, 06:29 PM   #4
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absolutely!

backup/restore, yes.

But, if you change disks or partitions, it will still work but then you'll need to chroot update grub and edit /etc/fstab.

If you're backing up and restoring from/to the same disk(s)/partition(s), no problem.

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