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    [ubuntu] Accessing your photos anywhere

    Ok so I have a media-center that runs 24/7, it just so happens to have my 45GB Photo collection stored on it and it happens to be running an Apache web-server that I use to access MythWeb & other...
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    Re: Howto: Backup and restore your system!

    http://www.truecrypt.org/ :)
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    Re: Howto: Backup and restore your system!

    Yes I imagine it will do that job well if the hardware was the same. You say they are but they have small differences? What exactly is different?
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    Re: Howto: Backup and restore your system!

    Superb, I'll have to give this a go next time im on my work's laptop.
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    Re: Howto: Backup and restore your system!

    Hell, 43GB backup file, yeah I can imagine that the GUI will struggle to open that, but given time it should work ok. All my backups have been below 2GB using this method. Im choosing to backup the...
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    Re: Howto: Backup and restore your system!

    I believe you can go into the archive and extracts files, im talking about using the GUI, just double clicking the archive, can select only specific files? Im not sure, I've not tried.
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    Re: Howto: Backup and restore your system!

    Good to hear another positive experience. Remember this method simply extracts the files from with the archive/backup you made. So if you extract/restore your backup-archive over the top of a damaged...
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    Re: Howto: Backup and restore your system!

    Im pretty sure the problem is you didn't exclude your /boot which will store the UUID of your drive/partition, this is different with each install I think. Im new to all this myself! :(

    When you...
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    Re: Howto: Backup and restore your system!

    When restoring your system from your backup (using this method) I recommend that you do a fresh reinstall of the OS and then extract the backup.

    Regards UUID stuff, see this post:...
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    Re: Howto: Backup and restore your system!

    Yeah, its just extracting the backup, so any additional files you put on after the backup will stay there. To do a clean restore, blank the filesystem, format it etc. and then either reinstall the OS...
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    Re: Howto: Backup and restore your system!

    Well it was worth bringing up & thinking about, thanks for testing it out and letting us know. Im just about to get a ubuntu-7.10 installation going in VirtualBox, im gona try mature the installation...
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    Re: Howto: Backup and restore your system!

    Funny you mention that I was using Gusty under a VMware Server on XP and the thought crossed my mind, but I didnt want to do it under those conditions because gusty dosent run well under vmware atm,...
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    Re: Howto: Backup and restore your system!

    This comment is the only thing thats got me worried about this backup method. I mean with a backup method the sole thing you need to know is that its integrity is good, can you shed any more light on...
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    Re: Howto: Backup and restore your system!

    Interesting, thanks. Im new to tar myself, I'll check that out.
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    Re: Howto: Backup and restore your system!

    Glad you got it sorted and the backup worked for you!
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    Re: Howto: Backup and restore your system!

    WARNING - Probably best randomers don't come along and repeat this... there's no need to wipe your system if its working, especially not if the backup fails afterwards. -PriceChild
    My exact testing...
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    Re: Howto: Backup and restore your system!

    ooo, that sounds superb! Hope it works, I'll give it a go tomorrow, Thanks!
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    Re: How to install fonts in Ubuntu?

    I agree to a certain extent, I dont like how by default ubuntu dosent allow you to live as a root acess account, but there are ways around it.

    I think this might help:

    sudo suThis will log you...
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    Re: Howto: Backup and restore your system!

    Thanks for your reply. I understand it could mess up GRUB a litte, I see what you mean, but its a test-laptop and I only have 1 HDD and no other hardware changes took place during the tests, so...
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    Re: Howto: Backup and restore your system!

    Anyway, I've had a test-laptop to test this back & restore technique on. Dealing with ubuntu 7.04 I have followed the method precisely. I have tried it three times, the first time it seemed to have...
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    Re: Howto: Backup and restore your system!

    it was great to read this superb guide to backing-up/restoring. The fact that linux allows your to access or delete any file (even if in use) was very impressive. As with any new backup method I come...
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    Re: How to install fonts in Ubuntu?

    Thanks for that! I preferred this method best.
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