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    Default System Restore.

    Hi!

    I wanted to know if there is variant of RollbackRX (www.rollbackrx.com.au) freeware or payable.

    RollbackRX used to Backup/Restore whole system changes in less than 1 minute before OS boot.
    And it does not consume a lot of free space.

    -am

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    Default Re: System Restore.

    This is a Windows program. The concepts simply do not apply to Linux.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gogalthorp View Post
    This is a Windows program. The concepts simply do not apply to Linux.
    Hi!

    I'm sorry.
    What I meant is the alternative for OpenSuse.
    Because I wanted to try OpenSuse.

    -ammie

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    Default Re: System Restore.

    AFAIK there is no such program in Linux. Linux does not have a central registry which is what most of these types of programs deal with. If you want to drop back a version or remove a program you simply do it in Yast-Software Management.

    Also I can't imagine why having or not having such a program would stop someone from trying Linux. Linux is NOT windows.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gogalthorp View Post
    AFAIK there is no such program in Linux. Linux does not have a central registry which is what most of these types of programs deal with. If you want to drop back a version or remove a program you simply do it in Yast-Software Management.

    Also I can't imagine why having or not having such a program would stop someone from trying Linux. Linux is NOT windows.

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    Hi!

    Even Linux has a lot of problem.
    It may not a virus but a user error or other things.
    I am not only up to the installation/registry things.
    I am up for the fastest backup/recovery that are available for OpenSuse.

    Thanks for reply.

    -am

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    Default Re: System Restore.

    Quote Originally Posted by ammiedredd View Post
    Hi!

    Even Linux has a lot of problem.
    It may not a virus but a user error or other things.
    I am not only up to the installation/registry things.
    I am up for the fastest backup/recovery that are available for OpenSuse.

    Thanks for reply.

    -am
    Linux is not Windows.
    A 'user error' only touches things in the specific user's /home/USERNAME, never the system. Backup that.
    In the old days it took a lot of time to install and configure. These days it takes less time to reinstall and reconfigure my server (which "has it all"), than it does to backup and restore a full system backup. So I backup /home and other data containing partitions, /etc for the config files, and I keep databases, webserver etc. outside of the rootfilesystem.
    You might also consider a 1 TB RAID to put everything on. That would give you an instant, up to date backup copy at all time.
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    Default Re: System Restore.

    Quote Originally Posted by ammiedredd View Post
    Even Linux has a lot of problem.
    It may not a virus but a user error or other things.
    I am not only up to the installation/registry things.
    I am up for the fastest backup/recovery that are available for OpenSuse.
    As gogalthorp said, there is no registry in Linux. That's a Windows concept, and AFAIK no other OS uses it. You will find a GUI-based backup utility in YAST. Take a look at that, and read Knurpht's recommendations.

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    Hi!

    Thank You for all of your reply.
    Please bear with me for anything.

    Hoping that everyone could help again.

    -am

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    Default Re: System Restore.

    If you need help in the transition please post any questions or problems.

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    Default Re: System Restore.

    Quote Originally Posted by ammiedredd View Post
    Hi!

    Even Linux has a lot of problem.
    It may not a virus but a user error or other things.
    I am not only up to the installation/registry things.
    I am up for the fastest backup/recovery that are available for OpenSuse.

    Thanks for reply.

    -am
    Hi, welcome to openSUSE

    There are some backup utilities that are trying to be like Apple's Time Machine (Back in Time, TimeVault (both in the openSUSE repositories) and Flyback).

    Most Linuxes include by default the rsync utility which is the backbone of most backup utilities. It is a command-line command which you can probably set it up to run when you bootup or when you shutdown. Unfortunately it means you'll have to develop the script yourself.

    There is also a GUI for rsync called Grsync

    One nice thing about Linux is that since it is not encumbered by licenses and registration you can re-install it as many times as you need without any issue.

    It is good practice, though, to place your /home directory into its own partition so that to either update or re-install (like over a borked system) you can re-install on the partition for root (or "/" ) and point your /home directory to the other partition BUT DO NOT FORMAT IT, and your files and settings will be intact.
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