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Things not to do in Linux Part 2

Posted 04-12-2010 at 11:19 AM by spampig

Well, it cost me a nights sleep but thankfully being Linux and having taken a backup it was going to be a breeze to sort it out.......

Imagine my tears when I found that my backup was only partial and was weeks out of date. I could kick my own backside!!!

Fortunately I had kept my home on a separate disc, so I was not at the worst place I could be. It seemed like the perfect time to 'upgrade' to 9.10 (or, I don't have any other disc lying around). Apart from a few moments where the installer appeared to hang, we had a base system running in 15 minutes and then spent the next couple of hours apt-getting everything back. We fixed a few chinks in older software along the way - so something good came out of it.

The name is 'Things NOT to do in Linux'. Part 1 was 'read what is on the screen, don't assume you know what it says'. Part 2 has to be make *good* backups and check them. The time not to find out that they are *not* good is when you need them for a restore! What got me other than not taking a back up often enough was missing out all the '.' dot files from the backup process.

They say the best learning is obtained from the biggest mistakes :-) must sleep now... ... .. ...
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    omfg... you're scored here... definitely.
    apt is TOO smart in fact. It's not really entirely your fault.
    Posted 04-12-2010 at 11:50 AM by Web31337 Web31337 is offline


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