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    Backing Up in Ubuntu 9.10

    Backing Up in ubuntu 9.10
    I am planning to do a clean install to Ubnutu 10.10.
    There a few things that I would like to back up.

    Address Book

    Bookmarks

    Photos

    I would appreciate it if someone could explain to me the best way of doing this.

    Thanks

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    Re: Backing Up in Ubuntu 9.10

    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/BackupYourSystem/TAR
    create a separate /home in the next install and then you don't need to worry about it in the future!

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    Re: Backing Up in Ubuntu 9.10

    A tarball of your home partition would do the trick,
    Not at a linux box right now so I can't test this but I think the commands your after would be
    Code:
    cd / 
    sudo tar -xavf home.tar.gz home
    (the cd is because we can't create the file in a dir we're in)
    Then you can just copy that to a USB stick, and restore it on the new install.
    Angus

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    Re: Backing Up in Ubuntu 9.10

    Quote Originally Posted by AngusH View Post
    A tarball of your home partition would do the trick,
    Not at a linux box right now so I can't test this but I think the commands your after would be
    Code:
    cd / 
    sudo tar -xavf home.tar.gz home
    (the cd is because we can't create the file in a dir we're in)
    Then you can just copy that to a USB stick, and restore it on the new install.
    Angus
    Tried it an got the following.

    No such file or directory
    tar: Error is not recoverable: exiting now

    Thanks the same

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    Re: Backing Up in Ubuntu 9.10

    I'm an idiot.
    Same thing, but change the start of the second line to
    Code:
    sudo tar -cavf home.tar.gz home
    and give that a whirl. Hopefully I've got it right this time .
    Angus

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