[ubuntu-uk] Upgrade to Fiesty ??

David Pashley david at davidpashley.com
Thu Dec 21 09:06:00 GMT 2006

On Dec 20, 2006 at 23:34, Llywelyn Owen praised the llamas by saying:
> From what I've read about upgrading Ubuntu to the next release it seems best
> (more reliable and faster) to do a clean install. From this "reading between
> the posts" about upgrading Ubuntu, isn't it time to have a unified one click
> procedure of data backup from the currently installed version of Ubuntu that
> can be restored without hassle in any new version? By data I mean user
> created files, settings, and preferences, email settings etc. I understand
> that this would mean a certain amount of discipline from application
> developers but if applications are drawn from official repositories this
> could be a prerequisite. OK, maybe a pie in the sky idea but an useful one
> stop in house backup procedure is surely overdue and would be a major
> selling point for (Ubuntu or indeed any distro). Dare I suggest that any
> Linux backup of this nature would be transportable to other distros as well?
> Desktop graphics libraries, interfaces, and a whole host of other bits and
> pieces are being standardized so it can't be beyond the whit of the
> community come up with a solution to this regular problem - can it?

Yes, it was solved many many years ago. Store /home on a separate
partition and all will be well.

> Regards
> Llywelyn Owen

David Pashley
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