View Full Version : [SOLVED] Best backup and restore practices

November 18th, 2010, 03:39 PM
What are some of the best back up practices?

For example, I recently messed up Ubuntu by doing something stupid. I had to reinstall Ubuntu. It did not take long, but I would like to have a backup of some sort that I could easily restore. Things like Norton Ghost for Windows are nice since you can ghost a working installation and then be back up and running in a few minutes in this situation.

I have read about Clonezilla, but never used it.

Any ideas?

Also, is there some type of system restore in Ubuntu?

November 18th, 2010, 03:58 PM
Store /home on a separate partition. If you need to reinstall saves borking the whole thing.

I use rsnapshot to backup. It's basically a cmd line version of Time Machine. Read something about Back In Time on here yesterday, seems to be a reasonable GUI way of doing it in Ubuntu.

November 18th, 2010, 04:48 PM
see the doc https://help.ubuntu.com/community/BackupYourSystem
see also in tutorials and tips forum, there are many howto backup and restore.

Frogs Hair
November 18th, 2010, 04:53 PM
I use Back in Time as well , It backs up the home folder in one package , which is great for the six month release cycle.