Firstly... sorry Drew.
Originally posted by hitesh_linux
How would i take a bachup of my sys...I don't have any hardware.not any one of three.
1)You can make
a backup from any partition to
any partition, however, sense comes into play. If you're worried about your system, then keeping a copy of the important stuff on a remote stoarage (CD/other harddisk/tape/network) would be a very good idea. These days devices such as these are not very expensive. It's worth consideration.
2)Yes and now, and depends. If you upgrade your system, and the only things that you took a backup of was your personal data, then yes. If you took a backup of your setup data (such as that founf in /etc), then possibly. If ou took a backup of your /usr directories, then probably no. It all depends on what you need to backup.
3) Again, that depends on your circumstances. Backing up to a seperate partition can be as simple as copying the files or 'zipping' them. CD burning is another matter, as is backingup onto tape.