Snap! A system snapshotter for Fedora / Ubuntu / Windows / and more
mmorsi at redhat.com
Tue Dec 20 13:25:49 UTC 2011
On 01/-10/-28163 02:59 PM, Fajar Priyanto wrote:
> On Tue, Nov 22, 2011 at 7:21 PM, Mo Morsi<mmorsi at redhat.com> wrote:
>> Only files modified post-installation and new-files (eg those not tracked by
>> the package system) are backed up so that snapshots are lightweight and are
>> able to be migrated across hosts. Currently supported are RPM based distros
>> (Fedora, RHEL, CentOS), Deb based distros (Debian, Ubutunu), and Windows
> This sounds very (too?) cool!!
> Can pls tell me if my understanding is correct:
> 1. Ubuntu 10.04
> 2. Run snap
> 3. Update to Ubuntu 11.10
> Can I safely restore to Ubuntu 10.04?
Yes, the snapshot will contain the repos, package lists, files, and
services configuration installed on your system when the snapshot is taken.
After that point, you may restore those repos, packages, files, and
services on any system of your choosing (Ubuntu 10.04 or 11.10 or
another system all together such as Fedora or whatnot).
Snap uses the underlying native system tooling to perform operations,
while representing the snapshots in an abstract manner so that they are
portable and lightweight.
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