[Lubuntu] Recommended online backup services (or those to avoid)?
PhillW at Ubuntu.com
Sun Dec 30 03:50:59 UTC 2012
I used to have just /home during my time before learning about LVM I also
had a /home-backup partition and use(d) rsync to copy all areas over,
including permissions, 'blank' disk areas etc.
On 30 December 2012 03:07, Ioannis Vranos <ioannis.vranos at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sun, Dec 30, 2012 at 4:00 AM, Aere Greenway
> <Aere at dvorak-keyboards.com> wrote:
> > Phil:
> > Yes, we do tend to have very different hardware setups among ourselves.
> > 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
> > 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 partitions.
> > Are the (hidden) configuration files used by the differing system
> > in the various desktop environments, separate enough, that you could
> > actually run the various 'flavors' of Ubuntu using the same "/home"
> > partition?
> I have not tested it myself, but if you have the same settings on
> common components, they will work OK in theory.
> Also you can install the various graphical desktops in the same
> installation of buntu, by installing the corresponding "desktop"
> packages (ubuntu-desktop, xubuntu-desktop, lubuntu-desktop,
> > That could be very useful for me, if it could work.
> If you want to test the various Linux distributions, VirtualBox is
> better. "Distributions" include all buntu flavours. This is the best
> Ioannis Vranos
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