Re: Debian Backup ?
On Wed, 7 Apr 2004, Support wrote:
> Hi! Debian Users
> How to make a hole Debian O/S backup if I don't have any Backup Device..?
you dont need to do a debian os backup
- its backed up on the internet at gazillion places
- you can get free *.iso debian images
- you can get make floppies and cds
- you can buy deb cd's
but, if you want to save your deb config ( everybody has a spare floppy
mount "your floppy disk"
dpkg --get-selections * > /mnt/floppy/pkg.lst
build a minimally installed deb box from bare metal
mount "your saved floppy"
dpkg --set-selections < /mnt/floppy/pkg.lst
but if you meant to save your data ... in /etc and /home
than you'd have to copy all those files to another machine's
disk regularly ... ( whenver you have important data )
"safe place" is your backup media
( disk or temp files or tape or ?? )
find /etc /home "new changes" | tar zcvf "safe place" -T -
free backup scripts to various backups media
- a good backup keeps your previously good backed data
from last week or last month or last year and NOT overwrite
what used to be a good data with (suspect) "todays data"