Pierre Frenkiel pierre.frenkiel at laposte.net
Sun Nov 1 20:15:16 UTC 2009

On Mon, 2 Nov 2009, Faizan Kazi wrote:

> Hey mitch, what program and what parameters are you using to backup your previous install??
> I have heard BackInTime and SimpleBackup are good, but i dont know if they are comprehensive.
> like, if they are good enough to restore a complete backup over a fresh install (of the same
> version of ubuntu of course :) ) if things go wrong. 

    There is a aimpler and more secure way to manage personnal data: create an other
    partition (lets's say /data), and put in it all non-system stuff you want to keep,
    including home ( /data/home --> /home).
    You have then nothing to backup, as nothing is deleted (have just to restore links
    like /home)

Pierre Frenkiel

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