[svlug] Doubts in file system.

William R Ward bill at wards.net
Mon Jan 13 00:05:33 PST 2003


Karsten M. Self writes:
>> Even tho I am convinced that any files in any other dir other than
>> /home need not have a backup as Iam going to install a fresh copy of
>> linux, iam afraid that if I would need any other files from these dir
>> later when i work with 8.0.
>
>*Any* locally modified files should be backed up.  This will likely
>include /etc, /root, /home, and /usr/local, as well as spool and
>modified directories under /var.
>
>> so please advice me if i have to backup all other directories too?
>
>In general backing up a full system to removeable or remote media is
>*strongly* advised.

Disk is cheap.  Buy a new hard disk, install the new OS on it, and
mount the old disk as an additional disk.  Delete files from the old
disk that you no longer need, and now you also have extra disk space
:-)

I agree with Karsten though - why upgrade to 8.0 at all?

--Bill.

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