I just a backup with YAST and got a 361meg *.tar.gz. That doesn't seem like I got all the / and /home partitions but it could have. According to kdiskfree I have:
20 gig /...... 14 gig free...... 28% used
76 gig /home... 72 gig free..... 5.8% used
Does that look right to you? I copied the two new backup files to a CD. The *.xml (small) and the *.tar.gz 361 meg. If I somehow lose the drive how do I recover my system on a new hard drive? I'm used to Acronis True Image and would like to use something similar but made for linux, anything out there? Are there alternatives to back up the system? I'd like to do it to a couple dvds, plug in the new drive, stick the number one dvd in and let her rip. Reboot to the hd and have openSuse11 there just as pretty as ever.