Kubuntu re-install without loss of data

Jonas Norlander jonorland at gmail.com
Thu Jan 8 10:20:57 UTC 2009

2009/1/8 Dotan Cohen <dotancohen at gmail.com>:
> 2009/1/7 Ray Burke <rayburke30 at hotmail.com>:
>> Dotan,
>> OK wont do a re-install, will try and figure out to re-install the printer
>> drivers,
>> how do I do a copy of my complete system like in windows xp pro????????
>> ray
> I do not know about Windows XP, but you can copy your complete system
> with "sudo cp / place_to_copy".

Perhaps a better example than that because that will not copy much :-).

If i have a directory that i will copy/backup i would use the
"--archive" flag. And if you going to copy you whole system (root "/")
you need the "--one-file-system" flag so you don't copy /sys and
/proc. But as Dotan suggested tar is a much better tool for that.

/ Jonas

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