[ILUG] Backing up debian
ilugcolin at gmail.com
Mon Jun 6 11:23:15 IST 2005
okay, cheers guys!
On 6/6/05, Colm MacCarthaigh <colm at stdlib.net> wrote:
> On Sun, Jun 05, 2005 at 02:30:32PM -0700, Mark Campbell wrote:
> > 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.
> Unless you've installed things from source or some-other non-dpkg means,
> nothing will be in /usr/local/. /etc/ contains the configurations for
> essentially everything on the system, you'd be insane not to back it up.
> Incidentally, the Debian package "cruft" is great for identifying files
> which don't belong to any package, very useful when running backups.
> > > 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
> Why do you people keep thinking this? It's /var/lib/dpkg/available
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