What to back up before upgrading?

Liam Proven lproven at gmail.com
Sat Sep 8 14:15:17 UTC 2012

On 8 September 2012 15:05, Johnny Rosenberg <gurus.knugum at gmail.com> wrote:
> I am finally going to replace my very old Ubuntu 10.10 with the
> somewhat newer Ubuntu 12.04 on my main laptop. I have /home on a
> separate partition and I have an external backup of all my ”important”
> stuff (most of the things kept in $HOME). Whan tryng toplan the whoel
> thing I realised that there are some things I want to keep that's not
> in $HOME, for example my Gedit snippets of the code snippets plugin,
> and they seem to be located at /usr/share/gedit-2/plugins, so
> obviously I need to backup that directory too (maybe the whole
> /usr/share/ directory).
> What more would I probably want to backup before I start installing
> the new system?
> I will install the Ubuntu 12.04 from scratch, but I'm going to keep my
> /home partition, if nobody tells me that it would be a very bad idea.
> If so, I will install the whole thing from scratch and then copy what
> I need from my external backup later.

No, going over the top of / while keeping /home is absolutely
standard, it's what I usually do.

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