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    Need help backing up my home directory

    I want a way to backup my home directory without compressing anything or creating links.
    I don't mind stashing everything in a container file as long as nothing gets compressed.

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    Re: Need help backing up my home directory

    cp -r ~/ destination

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    Re: Need help backing up my home directory

    Quote Originally Posted by mo.reina View Post
    cp -r ~/ destination
    I thought that created links, I'm trying to avoid links.

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    Re: Need help backing up my home directory

    cp will copy files and directories. this is what you're looking for right? backing up without compressing is basically just brute force copying, or are you looking for something else?

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    Re: Need help backing up my home directory

    Yes I was looking for a way to copy without making links or stash in a container without compression. Thanks for the help.

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    Re: Need help backing up my home directory

    Why not simply use your file browser to copy your home folder to another location?

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    Re: Need help backing up my home directory

    Quote Originally Posted by warfacegod View Post
    Why not simply use your file browser to copy your home folder to another location?
    That method creates links instead of copying everything. Which is what I'm trying to avoid.

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    Wink Re: Need help backing up my home directory

    For backing up I use Pybackpack, the tutorial shows you how to use it and in my opinion I think it's an excellent program for backing up data.

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