Re: What to backup?
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On Fri, May 02, 2003 at 10:39:23AM -0500, Michael Kahle wrote:
> I just recently inherited a DLT1 tape drive from a friend! :) I ordered 4
> DLT tapes and a cleaning tape.
If it's anything like floppy or CD cleaning disks, you've wasted your
money on something that do more harm than good.
> I know that /proc is not necessary to back up, but what else? I want to use
> as little tape as possible (these tapes are expensive) and backup only what
> is necessary to restore the machine to the state it was in before the crash.
> I also want the data on the tape in case I delete something accidentally.
You only need to back up /etc, /home and /var/mail. From that point,
you have enough to restore the system from your tape and apt to what
you had before whatever disaster killed your data.
.''`. Baloo Ursidae <firstname.lastname@example.org>
: :' : proud Debian admin and user
`- Debian - when you have better things to do than fix a system
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