[Feisty 7.04] System Log doesn't work and question about System Restore

Caleb Marcus caleb.marcus at gmail.com
Fri Nov 16 21:37:29 UTC 2007


Yes, it will.
On Fri, 2007-11-16 at 10:41 -0500, John Toliver wrote:

> Scenario:
> I break break ubuntu somehow but I'm smart enough to hook up the HDD to 
> another machine and copy the /home/user folder.  then I wipe the install 
> and do it fresh.  then I copy the /home/user folder I backed up and 
> overwrite the the newly created /home/user folder.  When I download and 
> install thunderbird and open it up for the first time, I will see my 
> messages as they were before I crashed the system?
> 
> Caleb Marcus wrote:
> > All your program settings are stored in your home folder. Simply 
> > copying your backed-up home folder back to the new system will restore 
> > all your program's settings.
> > On Thu, 2007-11-15 at 22:10 -0500, John Toliver wrote:
> >> Thank you for responding to my original posts.  I completely missed the 
> >> responses you gave which is why I am now responding.  I appreciate the 
> >> push in the right direction.  I just gave up and installed Gutsy.  I 
> >> test the user log and it works so maybe my burned CD was bad.  I don't 
> >> know.  I will still go over the information.  I'm not criticizing but I 
> >> come from a windows background, so what do I do if (when) Ubuntu 
> >> crashes, either by itself, or because I do something dumb and damage it?
> >>
> >> Is it possible when I backup my home folder to save the settings that go 
> >> with each program I have installed, so that when I reinstall the 
> >> programs recognixe the configurations from the old installation.  
> >> Basically does some document on system recovery exist on steps to 
> >> perform etc.  Does the install CD have some repair commands to use etc?
> >>
> >> Thank you for your responses.
> >>
> >> Charlie Kravetz wrote:
> >> > On Mon, 2007-11-05 at 07:52 -0500, John Toliver wrote:
> >> >   
> >> >> I have a thinkpad T23 with 1GB and 30GB HDD running Feisty 7.04:
> >> >>
> >> >> I just installed 7.04 as a test thinking it wasn't going to work and
> >> >> wanted to do it just for fun.  I was surprised that the installation
> >> >> actully went over smoothly and was getting comfortable into the system
> >> >> when I ran into a problem.  Apparently Linux has this wonderful
> >> >> feature (user auditing I think?) that records the actions of each user
> >> >> and I though the output went to the system log. 
> >> >>
> >> >> 1. The system log will open for a split second when clicked on and
> >> >> then dissappear.  No way I can think of to make it work and I would
> >> >> like to fix this.
> >> >> 2. Is the system log where I want to go to see a log of all the
> >> >> changes I have made to my system over a period of time, for example if
> >> >> I were to need to undo a configuration change I made etc.? 
> >> >>
> >> >> 3. Does linux have the equivalent of system restore? (if yes what is
> >> >> the equivalent?)
> >> >>
> >> >> Thanks in advance for answering my questions...
> >> >> -- 
> >> >> Patience yields far greater results than brute force or rage ever
> >> >> could so relax......it's just life !!! 
> >> >>     
> >> >
> >> > I´m sorry, I forgot to address the question of system restore. No, linux
> >> > does not have such. Generally, you will need to keep a backup of
> >> > important data, such as your /home files. The really great thing is,
> >> > linux is stable compared to windows. It does not crash like windows, and
> >> > unless you run the latest that is still in test, you probably will never
> >> > need that backup. Since May 2005, I have yet to lose any data in Ubuntu.
> >> > Keep in mind, though, the latest versions are normally not considered
> >> > ready for machines that absolutely cannot lose data. For that you should
> >> > use the LTS versions, which at this time is Ubuntu version 6.06-01,
> >> > Dapper Drake. The next Long Term Support Ubuntu will be next year. These
> >> > versions have a minimun of three years support for the desktop, 5 years
> >> > for the server.
> >> >
> >> > I hope this provides some answers.
> >> >
> >> > Good luck,
> >> >
> >> >   
> >>
> >>     
> 
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