[xubuntu-users] Rookie question on backups

Joao Monteiro jmonteiro257 at gmail.com
Fri Jul 7 09:27:18 UTC 2017

And this is what puts Linux world light years ahead of microsoft world....

Folks, thank you so much for all your input on this, truly appreciated.

I'm busy to my eyeballs with loads of private life crap on my plate and I
don't always have the chance to reply straight away, but have no doubts
that I always read it all and am deeply grateful of all your replies...
hec, I always get more than what I could bargain for with you guys, he he...

I will look into the GUI option as well of course, but right now, as a
new/rookie linus user, I'm trying to carve my teeth into the cli as much as
possible... and enjoying every bit of the learning curve.

So, thank you again for this... really really appreciated.

Kind regards to all

Joao Monteiro

On 7 Jul 2017 01:34, "Guang Chao" <guang.chao.1974 at gmail.com> wrote:

> For general backup to copy your files from one folder to another, or one
> folder to another machine, rsync is great.  Just this one tool and a single
> command can do many wonders.  Very efficient too as it transfer only files
> that have changes.  For more complex stuff, there are many scripts
> available on github that compress and rotate stuff.  For me, if all I need
> to backup are small files, I actually use git, because it is historical.
> On Thu, Jul 6, 2017 at 10:05 PM, Joao Monteiro <jmonteiro257 at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>> Hi folks,
>> Upfront "thank you" for your patience and understanding with a happy
>> ex-windows-slave, linux-rookie-free-man...lol...
>> Question:
>> Windows versions aside, I was used to use the command prompt to select
>> which files I wanted to backup both from my own as well as from any other
>> user of the same machine and/or network.
>> In Linux, though, I haven't yet figured how to do such a selective backup
>> as a "batch-like" manner...
>> I won't ask anybody to painfully type the instructions for me... I just
>> ask that someone please post a link to "where" can I read and learn about
>> how to do it, as I'm sure there's such a way in linux...
>> On a slight different note... I have been reading all the recent problems
>> from various users... and I'm lost...
>> Coz I'm running xubuntu xfce on 4 different machines right now - 3
>> laptops, 1 custom tower with intel core i7, ATI Radeon, Asus motherboard -
>> and I don't have ONE single glitch anywhere....
>> That said... after every install on each one of them, I go to a page that
>> I saved (google "10 things to do after installing xubuntu xfce"), I do
>> everything therein suggested/recommended, and voila... no glitches... just
>> blissfully beautiful working machines...
>> Oh... yes... screen tearing... not in the 10 things to do... But a search
>> on screen tearing in xibuntu xfce brings up a script with full explanation
>> and voila... screen tearing's gone.
>> Kind regards to all
>> Joao Monteiro
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