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Re: How do You return Your system to some exact state?

On Wed, 03 Aug 2011 23:22:23 +0700, Sthu Deus wrote:

> Are there some tricks OR would You share Your own on this stuff:
> As it is VERY hard to low versions of the installed packages, 

I'd say it depends on the package... small ones with less dependencies 
can be downgraded without many problems. And kernel (linux-image) can be 
installed in paralel, etc.

> how do You return Your system to some exact state after You have tried
> new versions of pckages?

I would not think in restoring the whole system to a previous state for 
just a package downgrade, that seems too overwhelming :-o

> What I would do is to copy whole the system, then delete the current and
> copy it back in archive mode of cp, reinstall/update grub as
> necessary...

Yes, that can be one option... but I prefer to use clonezilla or 
specialized software for such tasks to avoid messing up file permissions. 
Another useful tool can be "rsync" to keep unattended set of copies of 
the whole system at desired intervals but you may still need to manually 
edit GRUB's files an/or /etc/fstab entries.



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