Re: A pipe dream? (a.k.a. File Backups)
Steve Lamb wrote:
> On Tue, 26 Jan 1999 15:14:56 -0500, Harrison, Shawn wrote:
> >Much of what is "customized" or specific in the system is found in the
> >/etc directory, and then all of your data files should be in the /home
> >directory. So if you back up those two trees, you'll be mostly there, I
> >would think.
As others have pointed out, you'd probably want to backup /var and also
/usr/local (if it isn't part of /var). It might be worthwhile to have a
read through the FSSTND, just to check we aren't all forgetting something.
> This is not entirely true. It ignores things like, ohhhh, just an
> example here... /var/majordom and /usr/lib/listar. Both are mailing
> lists that keep data in those directories that people might want.
Wouldn't that be a bug? Saving data in /usr, I mean?
HTH - HAND