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Re: /var and /home are gone

On Thu, Apr 17, 2003 at 05:10:02PM -0400, Roberto Sanchez wrote:
> 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 
> --get-selections >file.txt
> -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 
> trouble.
> Am I missing something?

cronjobs in /var/spool/... (if you ever add cron jobs by hand...)
the debconf database (somewhere in var)
If you are running a database : /var/??


> Am I taking the right approach?i Is there a better 
> way to implement this?
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