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Old 11-10-2005, 07:37 AM   #1
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I was thinking about ways to backup and restore my Linux system (incase of hard disk failure), one idea I have thought of is using Mandriva online.

The Mandriva online service allows you to list all packages installed on your system in a nice script friendly format, so I was thinking to completely re-install a linux system, you only need to re-install from the distro CDs/dvd, then run a script to urpmi all the packages that mandriva online said you had installed.

So a backup routine would only need to archive the output of

I bet there are other ways to easily get a list of installed packages

any thoughts on this?
Old 11-11-2005, 12:58 AM   #2
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rpm -qa
will list all isntalled packages. There is no need to use Mandrivaonline to do any of this.
Old 11-11-2005, 05:17 AM   #3
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Great!!! had a feeling there would be a better way! thanks


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