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Bug#69197: base: Inadequate backup instructions and tools

On 23 Aug 2000 10:41:53 -0400, Adam Di Carlo <adam@onshore.com> wrote:
 > era eriksson <era@suespammers.org> writes:
 >> On 22 Aug 2000 22:48:17 -0400, Adam Di Carlo <adam@onshore.com> wrote:
 >> > I don't understand.  The base system is meant to be a minimally
 >> > functional system, not a rescue system for recovery.  It will be
 >> > getting *smaller* in time, not larger.
 >> Sorry, "base" is probably the inappropriate category for this. Blame
 >> the instructions in "bug" for instructing me to submit this as a bug
 >> in "base", though. Anyhow, I'll try to find a better category. (I
 >> think I saw something in the Policy manual about where to report
 >> "fundamental" Debian problems.)
 > Well, then, I stil don't understand what you are reporting.  
 > My point is that if you want backup software, you install it.  There
 > are plenty of backup packages in Debian -- try 'apt-cache search
 > backup'.

I know how to do that. A naive user who is getting acquainted with
Unix in general and Debian in particular is probably completely
ignorant about backup tools and procedures. My point is that while the
Debian handbook (or whatever it's called) says a lot about how you get
up and running, and stay that way, it doesn't even mention making

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