[ubuntu-uk] Newbie Question: best quick backup method - please!!

Passive PROFITS passiveprofits at yahoo.com
Tue May 8 00:42:38 BST 2007


Thanks for all the help/advice folks; nice! :)

Have finally got a (desktop) system I'm happy with and
will (hopefully!) have fully configured it by tomorrow
eve.  I will attempt then to back it up, and return to
the list (no doubt!) if I get stuck!

Great to know the 'user support' isn't fiction! <g>

Best,

PP

--- Neil Greenwood <neil.greenwood.lug at gmail.com>
wrote:

> On 23/04/07, Mark Harrison
> <Mark at yourpropertyexpert.com> wrote:
> > [snip]
> > 2: "sudo cp -r * ~mark/backup"
> >
> > - this copies (including subdirectories because of
> the "-r" option)  all the
> > files into the "backup" subdirectory of my home
> directory "~mark" - you'll
> > need to replace mark with your own username
> >
> > - running it as sudo copies files that only
> administrator has access to
> 
> Just to clarify, Mark means "...copies all files,
> including those that
> only administrator..."
> 
> 
> >
> > 3: I then use an ftp client (like Filezilla) to
> copy the files out of
> > /home/mark/backup (which is what ~mark means) onto
> another box, such as my
> > Windows laptop.
> 
> Again, to clarify, ~mark means /home/mark, not
> /home/mark/backup.
> 
> 
> >
> > - Filezilla is a nice drag and drop interface,
> which will allow you to copy
> > off entire directory structures.
> >
> > - In order to get this to work, you may find you
> need to install an ftp
> > server on Ubuntu. The following will work, and
> also give a good introduction
> > to how you install packages from the command line
> :-) If you have a GUI on
> > your Ubuntu box, then you can run Synaptic and let
> it sort everything out
> > for you, but I don't, so I can't :-)
> >
> > 3i: Enable "extra repositories" by uncommenting
> various lines in /etc/etc
> > (you will need to run "sudo nano /etc/apt" to do
> this, then remove the #
> > symbols from the things that look like URLs - at
> this point, I tend to put a
> > # symbol in in front of the CD, so that I am
> naturally installing from the
> > Internet rather than the CD which is often
> elsewhere.)
> >
> 
> There's a GUI to enable the extra repositories, at
> System >
> Administration > Software Properties (or Software
> Sources, or
> something like that - it should be just above
> "Synaptic Package
> Manager" on the menu). This is easier than editing
> the file. Also Mark
> mistyped the filename - it should be
> /etc/apt/sources.list.
> 
> Just to clarify my syntax above, System >
> Administration etc. means
> "Click the word 'System' near the top of the screen,
> then click the
> 'Administration' word on the menu that appears,
> then...".
> 
> > 3ii: Run "sudo aptitude update" which will update
> the package manager with
> > the appropriate information about where to get the
> new server files from.
> >
> > 3iii: I tend to run the ftp server from the
> so-called "INETD" superserver,
> > so I need to install that first with "sudo
> aptitude install netkit-inetd"
> >
> > 3iv: Then I can run "sudo aptitude install
> proftpd" and install the FTP
> > server.
> >
> 
> HTH
> 
> Hwyl,
> Neil.
> 
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