Re: Backing up just my personal stuff (was: backing up a complete Debian GNU/Linux system)
On Thu, Aug 05, 1999 at 02:24:12AM -0000, Wim Kerkhoff wrote:
> > /usr/local is about 760Mb (723Mb of that is a partial mirror
> > of Debian)
> I presume you mean that these are potato packages you have downloaded since an
> initial install of slink.
Actually, I run potato, and keep a partial mirror of
main/binary-i386 (by partial, I mean I exclude certain large files
that I don't have any use for - I don't have room for the whole
thing). I update it nightly using rsync.
> What would the best & easiest way of making such a partial mirror or all
> packages in potato that are different from slink? With such a mirror, I could
> install what I want using my official slink CD set, then update to my current
> state with the partial mirror. This would be really, really handy in case my
> system buggers up (or I bugger it up).
I'd recommend taking a look at the rsync packages. It's fairly
easy to set up, and does everything I need. I like it much better
> When apt-get downloads packages, it puts them in /var/archive/apt/cache
I wrote a script to move the packages from apt into the correct
directories of my mirror. I can send it to you if you want, but I
do not guarantee it to work.
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