Re: /var and /home are gone
> Due to a series of stupid mistakes, I have managed to completely delete
> of /home and /var. Is there any way to recover?
Yes. From your regularly and frequenlty performed backup archives.
Consider this a lesson learned.
Since we are on the subject of backups, maybe now would be a good time to
ask for advice.
Here is how I setup my backup:
-I tar-gzip my /home /root /hdd1/My Documents (from windows drive) and /etc
-I take the md5sum of each file and save in mdsums.txt
-I also do a dpkg --get-selections >file.txt
-I scp all the files over to my firewall/router box and then compare md5sum
-I then tar-gzip /etc on my firewall/router box and do a dpkg
-I then back up the /etc archives and their corresponding selections files
over to two seperate floppy disks (one for the firewall/router box and the
other for my other machine)
I chose this method (using a bash script) so that I can minimize the amount
actual data that I backup, but at the same time am able to recover from a
catastrophic event (total nuking of entire hard disk) without too much
Am I missing something? Am I taking the right approach?i Is there a better
way to implement this?
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