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Home Server Of Linux Back Up Options – Home and Apt

Written by: Cresencio Daffon Jr. | 01 Apr, 2011 00:59:05
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Perhaps you are upgrading your operating system very often if you have Linux-powered home server. We are going to discuss alternative utilities and files that are important to assist you to run the program faster and help you along the way. This article will serve as a fundamental guide to help the reader understand the basics and the entire process depending on the status of your home server.

For users on your system there is a folder intended for /home. All your favorite documents, movies, music, and photos is going to be included in your home personal directory not unless there is another partition intended for them, and this also act as configuration house for other programs of your choice. For you to unleash and expose all your hidden files in your folders you can just hit Ctrl H and then whatever is important for you, backing it up is a must. Although you have a different partition for /home, the directory should be backed up because some files for configuration may be overwritten as reinstallation takes place and for all users you may repeat the process.

You can find at “/etc/apt/sources.list” the software sources list use by apt and in the directory for /etc/apt/sources.list.d/ there are the keys for the signed gpg. Other than defaults, most likely, from other repositories the software installation can be done. The marker for the final distro to the one that is newer must be changed after reinstallation process is done and to the list of your new sources the lines should be copied, and before you can use them, you need to download the key of a new gpg. This may serve as reminder what the old setting was made of. The other best option to backup and settings of load changing is likewise the way to repositories and software installation that Linux Ubuntu-Tweak is offering.

The “/etc/samba/smb.conf” needs to be copied after setting shares of Samba in Windows. After reinstalling your old copy you may use it because between versions the configurations of Samba changes. If you forget to back it up or if reconfiguration is needed, both KSambaPlugin for KDE and gadmin-samba for Gnome provide GUI editor for smb.conf to make it easier to redoing and editing.

There are more things you can learn on the succeeding series regarding the options for backing up Linux home server.

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