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Re: Backing up a Debian system

On Wed, Jul 31, 2002 at 11:40:55AM -0500, Drew Scott Daniels wrote:
> [...] Removing unessesary files and packages is a good first step
> before a backup, but don't delete anything you're unsure about.

I'd like to add some hard-won experience here: removing unnecessary
files is a good step *after* a backup :-)

It's always tempting to make the backup a little smaller, but remember
that just before a backup is actually the most dangerous time to be
deleting things.

Richard Braakman

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