live CD 7.04 - how to save settings between sessions?

Florin Andrei florin at andrei.myip.org
Fri Mar 30 21:08:07 BST 2007


I will install the stable 7.04 as soon as it comes out, but until then I
am running the 7.04 live CD. I made a backup script like this...

###############################################
#!/bin/sh
rm .mozilla/firefox/b4k2cpyh.default/Cache/*
tar -czf home.tar.gz \
        bin \
        .evolution \
        .mozilla \
        .ssh \
        .gnome2_private/Evolution \
        backup.sh
###############################################

...and I'm saving the settings on a USB Flash key.
Firefox is saved pretty well. The problem is, in Evolution I need to
recreate the account every time I boot the live CD again. Some settings
are preserved, but not all and the account definitely needs to be
created again.
Also, would be nice to save Gnome panel applets, Gnome settings and
stuff like that.

Should I just save the entire home directory?
Is there a more elegant solution?

-- 
Florin Andrei

http://florin.myip.org/





More information about the ubuntu-users mailing list