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Old 12-28-2010, 06:03 PM   #1
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Question Deleted /usr/lib by accident


I accidentally deleted /usr/lib , by trying to delete a file from that directory, i didnt notice there was a blank space before the file i wanted to delete , so i had to reinstall fedora 14 again but it's ok because i just installed fedora yesterday.

The question is if i can just make a backup of the whole directory /usr/lib , and other important directories and if something goes wrong , can i just copy and paste to their respective directories ? will that restore system stability or will it crash because of time stamps or anything like that.
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Old 12-28-2010, 06:23 PM   #2
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It should be OK up to the time of your backup, provided you backup what is needed. You can run "rpm -qaV" to validate your packages after restoring to see if any are missing anything. I'd recommend two separate backups. One for /home. And the other for the rest of the system. Some directories such as /proc, /sys & /dev you don't want to backup. Others like /tmp, /var/tmp, /var/run you don't need to back up.

Look at the info manual for the `tar' command. Section 5.2 explains performing incremental dumps. This would allow you to perform a full backup after installing, and later only backup altered or new files. Using tar to create a backup archive, you will also be backing up the timestamps and permissions.

I just realized something. You may also need to do something for selinux after restoring files.

The Linux Filesystem Hierarchy Standard may also help you identify which directories to backup.

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