Re: [LAU] System Restore...

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Date: Friday, May 2, 2008 - 9:09 pm

"Russell Hanaghan" writes:

> ...and at the risk of being stoned in the Linux public square, is there

I don't use Windows, so I have no idea how "System Restore" behaves,
but I find incremental backups very useful for fixing my machines when
I accidentally break something.

I use rdiff-backup, which maintains a copy of a directory tree
augmented with an arbitrarily-long history of changes. I run it
nightly on my root filesystem and home directory separately, so if I
mess up a file or directory I can just copy it out of the backup and
that'll be how it looked last night; if I want an older version (for
example, if I don't spot it's broken for a few days), I can use
rdiff-backup's restore mode to retrieve it as it looked at a specified
time in the past. If I want to revert the whole root filesystem I can
just rsync it back, or I can even boot directly off the backup if
necessary.

The downside is that you need the disk space to store the backup in --
but you keep a backup already, right?

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[LAU] System Restore..., Russell Hanaghan, (Fri May 2, 8:26 pm)
Re: [LAU] System Restore..., Lee Revell, (Sun May 4, 2:00 am)
Re: [LAU] System Restore..., Russell Hanaghan, (Sun May 4, 5:37 am)
Re: [LAU] System Restore..., cdr, (Sun May 4, 3:40 am)
Re: [LAU] System Restore..., Ken Restivo, (Mon May 5, 4:28 am)
Re: [LAU] System Restore..., Arnold Krille, (Sat May 3, 6:20 am)
Re: [LAU] System Restore..., Ken Restivo, (Sat May 3, 1:52 am)
Re: [LAU] System Restore..., Russell Hanaghan, (Sat May 3, 9:34 am)
Re: [LAU] System Restore..., cdr, (Sat May 3, 9:42 am)
Re: [LAU] System Restore..., Rick Green, (Sat May 3, 12:16 pm)
Re: [LAU] System Restore..., Steel Side, (Sat May 3, 10:04 pm)
Re: [LAU] System Restore..., Justin Smith, (Sat May 3, 2:17 am)
Re: [LAU] System Restore..., Arthur, (Fri May 2, 9:13 pm)
Re: [LAU] System Restore..., Esben Stien, (Thu May 8, 9:59 pm)
Re: [LAU] System Restore..., Adam Sampson, (Fri May 2, 9:09 pm)