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Old 07-07-2013, 07:52 AM   #1
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What is the easiest and yet better way to back up the linux system, I mean what is the proper syntax, and what is the command equivelent to system restore in windows?

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Old 07-07-2013, 08:54 AM   #2
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Umm, I dont quite get the question. A system backup, as in "da system" is not very usefull, only your data matters, ther rest is...secondary, really...
If you burn a CD/DVD of your home folder, you're basically set. Restoring to *** not needed, it's data, basically you'd put it anywhere the other system can reach out to it.
However, if you're faced with a restore issue on a regular base, consider RSYNC to a local server...but that may well be overkill for you.
By the way: welcome here. I saw that you've just signed up.;;

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First question: Do you want to use a CLI or a GUI? You might want to tell us what system you're running and if you're using a DE which one it is.


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