Re: The Final Frontier. Upgrading Sarge to Etch
On Fri, Feb 02, 2007 at 10:38:43PM +0100, Nigel Henry wrote:
> I'd love to have a backup of the Sarge install, but have never been quite
> sure how to take it . I've read a bit about rdiff, but have never tried it.
Please have a backup of _your_ data (e.g. /home). Tar it. Then:
burn to CD or DVD
scp to another system
You would also do well to:
tar up /etc and put it with your home.tar.bz2
dpkg --get-selections > inst_deb.sel and store it as well
Have an alternate means of boot, e.g. a grub-floppy if you can boot from
floppy. The netinst.iso (or at least the businesscard.iso) Etch. It
has a good rescue mode.
Print out the errata, release notes, and have access to the installation