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    Best backup and restore practices

    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?

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    Re: Best backup and restore practices

    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.

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    Re: Best backup and restore practices

    hello,
    see the doc https://help.ubuntu.com/community/BackupYourSystem
    see also in tutorials and tips forum, there are many howto backup and restore.
    it's better to ask stupid question than to do something stupid.

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    Re: Best backup and restore practices

    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.
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