Re: Does anyone use ZIP disks to backup/restore their system? How?
On Tue, Nov 02, 1999 at 06:29:45PM -0800, John Miskinis wrote:
> This leads me to ask if most people just backup their important
> files on linux, and if they lose their system, they reinstall from
> scratch, then restore just their important (user modified) files?
Not even that. I only safeguard my own products (TeX files, fractals,
programs). The rest I have on CD, and the second time I install
something I usually configure things faster. Sometimes it is nice to
try some new settings.
> This is how I always worked on Windows 95. If I had a builtin
> CDROM, and linux was easier to install I might opt for this, but
> on my Thinkpad 560, it took me 4-5 hours to get everything back.
It probably would take me the same amount of time. But then again, it
doesn't happen a lot.
E.L. Meijer (email@example.com)
Eindhoven Univ. of Technology
Lab. for Catalysis and Inorg. Chem. (SKA)