[ILUG] Backing up debian
mark at redbrick.dcu.ie
Sun Jun 5 22:30:32 IST 2005
On Sat, Jun 04, 2005 at 06:40:11PM +0100, Colin O'Keeffe stated:
> Is there a way to backup important debian files like X settings and
> kernel image incase I break something ?
Not particularly referenceing to Debian but in general I'll only backup
/usr/local, /usr/home and /var/spool. The files in /etc are generally very
easy to rebuild (such as IP info init scripts etc), anything that can't be
rebuilt quickly tends to reside in /usr/local/etc.
> Also , where is the package list stored on a machine or does it fetch
> it from the server ?
Specific to Debian I believe this is /var/cache/apt
Mark Campbell <mark_campbell at redbrick.dcu.ie>
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