After system didaster how to prepare / save most important data ?
k5di at zianet.com
Mon May 19 12:24:53 UTC 2008
SYNass IT Ubuntu / Linux wrote:
> Hello Ubuntian's
> Looking & searching for a "Mounting local file" failure ...
> ... I ran into a disaster yesterday. ;-(
> GParted (with Ubuntu 7.10 plus from RescueCD and V 0.3.6) shows nothing
> anymore. ;-((
> Fortunately I got MBR restored ...
> ... and can access both OS's (WinXPP and Ubuntu 7.10) again. ;-))
> Now I prepare for extracting the most important data and appreciate
> your hints und suggestions to get this done best and safest to
> do a new system setup from scratch !!!
> My plans and intentions:
> 1st: Save /home completely to a USB stick or external USB HDD !
You can do this but a USB stick will not last as long as a Hard
Drive as a rule. I suggest you just use another partition on your Hard
Drive for /home. Load it with /etc/fstab and you forget it is separate.
> 2nd: additionally Backup Evolution to a separate USB stick !! Well why?
> 3rd - Thunderbird offers an import feature: How do I get Thunderbird's
> data exported ???
Just copy the the current /HOME/.thunderbird directory to the new
> 4th: any further hints and suggestions are very appreciated !!??
> After having all important data extracted ...
> ... how can I verify to have good backups / saves ??
> As a Linux / Ubuntu greenhorn I appreciate simple and secure
> possibly with samples how to do and eliminate insecure feelings ! ;-)
> Recently her in the forum was a discussion about problems with hda / sda
> while upgrading from Ubuntu 7.10 to 8.04 ! How comes and how to
> overcome ??
> Would it be better to reinstall 7.10 and wait some more weeks before
> installing 8.04 LTS !?
> I do not want to have problems with Foxmarks on this installation too !!
> TIA for your help.
> Cheers, svobi
Karl F. Larsen, AKA K5DI
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