Re: What files to backup
On Thu, Apr 12, 2012 at 08:12:05AM -0400, Rob Owens wrote:
> On Tue, Apr 10, 2012 at 09:11:55PM -0600, Bob Proulx wrote:
> > Brad Alexander wrote:
> > > Mat Enders wrote:
> > > > Is there anything else that should be included.
> > I find /var/backups to contain very useful information such as the
> > names and versions of all packages that are installed which is useful
> > to a recovery. Here is a minimum list for me.
> > /etc
> > /home
> > /usr/local
> > /var/backups
> > /var/mail
> > /var/spool/cron
> > If you use /srv then it would have local data too.
> And maybe /opt as well.
Oh, and I also exclude /home/$USER/tmp. I tell users to put
large-but-unimportant files there, so they will not clog up my backups
(especially the offsite over-the-internet backups). I don't think most
of my users respect that rule, but I do and it keeps several hundred
gigabytes of unimportant video clips and rips out of my backup drive.