[ubuntu-za] I want to re install my Ubuntu not upgrade it what is essential to backup

Nico Michael(iBurst) nick.michael at ptaisp.co.za
Sat Nov 3 14:05:50 UTC 2012


Thanks Hilton

This will help me

Kind Regards

Nico Michael
http://www.arduino.org.za

On 2012-11-03 15:06, Hilton Gibson wrote:
> Hi Nico
>
> I wrote this for students some time ago.
> http://ubuntu.sun.ac.za/wiki/index.php/ReInstall
>
> Cheers
>
> hg
>
>
> On 3 November 2012 14:43, Nico Michael(iBurst) 
> <nick.michael at ptaisp.co.za <mailto:nick.michael at ptaisp.co.za>> wrote:
>
>     I want to re install my Ubuntu not upgrade it  what is essential
>     to backup
>
>     My ubuntu is so unstable that I was considering replacing it with
>     Mint Linux but decided that the new Ubuntu is worth the risk of
>     having to do this in the future.
>
>     Fixing my ubuntu or upgrading it is not an option I want a clean
>     working machine again hopefully this will be a better experience
>     than the Nasty Narwhal was
>     upgrading it just gave me hassles with many things breaking
>     ( I could not print , my cups broke, my wifi broke my backup
>     program broke  and then my iBurst also broke and that was the
>     cherry on the top)
>
>
>     I have two partitions  disk 0 mounted as /
>                                           disk 1 mointed as /data
>
>     When I re install Ubuntu I will format dsk 0  but preserve my data
>     on dsk 1
>
>     I used to manually backup using :
>     sudo nautilus  (or something like that) and open two panes (like
>     the good old Norton Commander)
>
>     I then wrote this shell script to backup key things to my /data
>     partition
>     I cant remember what the -vp and -avrp do
>
>     #!/bin/bash
>     # backup.sh
>     sudo cp -avrp /home/nickm/.thunderbird/ /data/A_Backups/
>     sudo cp -avrp /home/nickm/.mozilla/ /data/A_Backups/
>     sudo cp -avrp /home/nickm/.Skype/ /data/A_Backups/
>     sudo cp -avrp /home/nickm/.ssh/ /data/A_Backups/
>     sudo cp -avrp /home/nickm/.xmind/ /data/A_Backups/
>     sudo cp -avrp /home/nickm/.ssh/ /data/A_Backups/
>     sudo cp -vp /var/spool/cron/crontabs/root /data/A_Backups/
>
>
>
>     What can I backup that I forgot to add to this script? before I
>     reinstall my unstable Ubuntu 1204
>
>
>     -- 
>
>
>     Kind Regards
>
>     Nico Michael
>     http://www.arduino.org.za
>
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Kind Regards

Nico Michael
http://www.arduino.org.za

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