Re: Backups and all that
From: Kaarthik Sivakumar (kaarthik_at_comcast.net)
To: Kris Kennaway <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: Wed, 05 May 2004 01:24:13 -0400
>>> "KK" == Kris Kennaway <email@example.com> writes:
KK> On Wed, May 05, 2004 at 12:53:46AM -0400, Kaarthik Sivakumar wrote:
>> Actually I have been meaning to ask: what exactly do you backup?
>> Everybody and every doc says "backup the important stuff", but what
>> exactly in the system is important? Currently I backup the following:
>> Is this sufficient?
KK> Only you can really answer that :) If you have files in other
KK> directories that are important, of course you should back them up.
KK> For example, not doing a full system backup will mean you have to
KK> spend a lot of time reinstalling from scratch, e.g. reinstalling all
KK> of your ports.
Currently I am backing up all configuration information, since I spent
too much time reading too many docs to set up my machine the way I
want it. I cant go back and find the same docs and reread them if
anything should happen to the machine. Infact I did lose data when I
was running -stable but then I decided to switch to -current instead,
so I had to reread all kinds of docs and redo my entire configuration
all over again since -current and -stable currently dont do most of
the things in the same way. My backup was therefore made moot.
I havent otherwise lost any data and so I dont quite know what else is
important. I just wanted to know what others were doing with respect
to backups; atleast those who are taking backups.
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