[Ubuntu PA] Possible New NTR Project
art.alexion at gmail.com
Wed Sep 10 02:14:03 BST 2008
Brian Stempin wrote:
> I do this 2-3 times a week. I know where the cruft lives and I know how
> important it is for people not to lose their stuff. Would you want to
> be instructed to destroy your stuff?
> No, I wouldn't, nor was I advocating this.
> I think the idea of backing up the user's data and restoring it for them
> (cruft-free) is pretty neat. I don't think that what Jim or Kevin
> described can do this for 100% of users. It does not have the space or
> the cruft-avoidance ability. The broken links that something like this
> would produce from missing programs, etc etc is a ton of cruft and
> confusion for end-users. Also, there has been no mention of what would
> happen if the user has more data than the aux drive can handle.
> I just think that it would be simpler to have the user back their data
> up. Perhaps we can somehow aid in this (ie, perhaps aiding the user in
> running an special NT backup script that stores the backup on the aux
> drive), but automating it with *0* user intervention is probably not a
> good idea.
I propose backing up three folders -- not to an internal drive, but to a
CD, DVD, or USB stick. Potentially lots of data, but shouldn't include
installed executables. (Possibly an install package downloaded to the
desktop, though) So there shouldn't be any concern about breaking
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