[Lubuntu] Recommended online backup services (or those to avoid)?

Aere Greenway Aere at Dvorak-Keyboards.com
Sun Dec 30 02:00:52 UTC 2012


Yes, we do tend to have very different hardware setups among ourselves.
I am particularly notorious for that sort of thing.  

Your comment about having a separate partition for "/home" brings to
mind a question whose answer I have long pondered, and could possibly
allow me to try that again (it's been years).  

Say, you have a machine with a Lubuntu (LXDE), Ubuntu (GDE/Unity),
Ubuntu-Studio (XFCE), and Kubuntu (KDE) system on it (in separate
partitions).  And say, on that machine, you have a single, separate
partition whose mount-point is "/home" in each of the system

Are the (hidden) configuration files used by the differing system
components in the various desktop environments, separate enough, that
you could actually run the various 'flavors' of Ubuntu using the same
"/home" partition?  

That could be very useful for me, if it could work.  The fact that login
screens offer you a choice of desktop environments, suggests that the
above might be feasible.  

My long experience has led be to be doubtful of even copying the
configuration (hidden) files from an earlier system, to a newer-level,
just-installed system.  Yet, on an upgrade, that is what you get.  But
also, in the upgrade process, I have seen text saying that configuration
files have been "moved out of the way" (probably renamed).  

Anyway, I am keenly interested in the answer to this question.  


-----Original Message-----
From: Phill Whiteside <PhillW at Ubuntu.com>
To: Aere Greenway <Aere at dvorak-keyboards.com>
Cc: John Hupp <lubuntu at prpcompany.com>, lubuntu-users at lists.ubuntu.com
Subject: Re: [Lubuntu] Recommended online backup services (or those to
Date: Sun, 30 Dec 2012 00:39:27 +0000


we all have our prefered method of backing up. It depends on the person,
what equipment they have along with what they can externally access.
This is not a 'fault' of lubuntu... it is 'fault' of you mad people have
all sorts of different systems :)

Look through the (many) various options of backing up..... Then choose
the one best for you. As a starter pack, I always suggest that you have
a /home partition[1]



1. https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Partitioning/Home/Moving

On 29 December 2012 21:47, Aere Greenway <Aere at dvorak-keyboards.com>
        One important thing to take note of in my earlier reply, is that
        for most backups, I don't use online services.  I noticed
        (later) that you were asking about online services.  
        I use an external hard-drive (Seagate, USB, 300 Gig), that I
        plug into a USB 2.0 port.  Using that method, you do need to be
        very meticulous about unmounting your drive before removing
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