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PostPosted: Sat May 27, 2006 10:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have a laptop, and use an external USB drive + docking station. I run the backup with rsnapshot and anacron.

Daily -- home dir
Weekly -- system files
Monthly -- everything else
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 23, 2006 4:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Quote:
hadfield:
Here's my example sys.lst with %pre commands:
Code:
%pre ccache -C
/boot
/etc
/root
/usr/local/portage
--exclude=/usr/local/portage/distfiles
/usr/src/linux/.config
--exclude=/var/lib/texmf
/var/cache/edb/world
/lib/modules


you are missing /var/lib in your list but are excluding things from it :) Also what kind of pre and post options are there and what to they do?

on to my ??s....i have chosen to try out Guglie's version for now because i like the opions...ill probably go back to add another script to add on the ISO support later on. Is there a way to run this one in a cron? What im thinking is to specify in cron.weekly to run backup_script -t weekly and then in cron.monthly run backup_script -t montly. is that possible? Also has anyone tried saving backups on another system on the network like through Samba or something and if so how and what do you use. Thanks so much
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 05, 2006 1:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi all,
I understand this is a great script but my needs are slowly different.
I want to know which dirs I must backup before upgrading to gcc4 if I would came back to gcc3.

I think:
/bin
/emul
/lib32
/lib64
/media
/opt
/sbin
/usr

I don't know:
/sys

Is thit a good backup?
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 06, 2010 10:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

at this point, it seems that people who want a "simple" backup script can go one of two ways. stick w/ the script i put up which handles most people's needs and can be hacked pretty easily, or if you would rather get all the bells and whistles right away (along w/ the configuration choices) check out http://www.backup-manager.org/ (it's in portage) . it's a bash + perl solution that pretty robust but isn't really simple, imo. put in another way, it's what this script would look like to cover all the use cases outlined in the various feature requests of this thread.
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