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    Default What to backup from 11.3 when installing11.4

    Hi

    Some people say it is better to do a new install than a upgrade. FOr no specific reason I agree with them (I have not enough expertise to agree or disagree, but lets ignore that.)
    So I want to install 11.4.
    What should I back up?
    Suggestions in general?
    Bugs with 11.4?
    thanks

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    Default Απ: What to backup from 11.3 when installing11.4

    Quote Originally Posted by ClrScr View Post
    Hi

    Some people say it is better to do a new install than a upgrade. FOr no specific reason I agree with them (I have not enough expertise to agree or disagree, but lets ignore that.)
    So I want to install 11.4.
    What should I back up?
    Suggestions in general?
    Bugs with 11.4?
    thanks
    Hello let's answer to your questions
    Quote Originally Posted by ClrScr
    What should I back up?
    For this question there is no answer. I suggest you to save all your files.
    Quote Originally Posted by ClrScr
    Bugs with 11.4?
    So far I have no bugs.
    Quote Originally Posted by ClrScr
    Suggestions in general?
    Make a install of 11.4 and we are here.
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    Default Re: What to backup from 11.3 when installing11.4

    On 04/18/2011 12:36 PM, ClrScr wrote:
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    > What should I back up?
    > Suggestions in general?


    at the least back up your /home directory, which *if* you have a normal
    install will include all of your music, photos, movies, letters to Aunt
    Tilley and emails from HotFoxy..

    and, if you have a database or (say) and apache set up outside of your
    /home, only you know about that...and, not anyone here can recommend
    what we don't know you have..

    some folks suggest other directories (like /etc which holds most of the
    *working* system configs

    some folks might suggest you do a full disk backup--just in case you
    don't like what you see and wish you had your old system back, easily!

    there are probably 200 questions like yours in these fora, and each will
    draw a variety of opinions, so a good google

    like say http://tinyurl.com/3q6v8pf

    will bring a large variety of answers...all either exactly fitting your
    needs, or not.


    > Bugs with 11.4?


    of course! read around in the fora here...there are plenty..
    currently 11.4 has 1228 bugs (while 11.3 has 1252) see:
    http://tinyurl.com/392jnb

    and, if you go here you can read all about'em http://tinyurl.com/423cae5

    btw: if 11.3 is working for you, why change? some say: If it ain't broke
    don't fix it.

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    Default Re: What to backup from 11.3 when installing11.4

    On 2011-04-18 12:36, ClrScr wrote:
    > What should I back up?


    All, full backup - so that if 11.4 doesn't work well for you, you can go
    back in minutes.

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    Default Re: What to backup from 11.3 when installing11.4

    Backup "/home" and any system configuration files that you have changed (you might need to make similar config changes on the new system).

    I have "/home" as a separate partition, so I normally don't need to back that up.

    I use "rcs" for keeping track of configuration changes. So I have a directory "/home/RCS.etc", and then I make the symbolic link:
    ln -s /home/RCS.etc /etc/RCS
    That way, I can keep a log of config change for "/etc" files, but have the log file actually kept in "/home".

    Before installing the new system, I also backup "/etc/passwd", "/etc/group", "/etc/shadow" and my host key files in "/etc/ssh".
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    Default Re: What to backup from 11.3 when installing11.4

    Quote Originally Posted by DenverD View Post
    On 04/18/2011 12:36 PM, ClrScr wrote:
    >
    > What should I back up?
    > Suggestions in general?


    at the least back up your /home directory, which *if* you have a normal
    install will include all of your music, photos, movies, letters to Aunt
    Tilley and emails from HotFoxy..

    and, if you have a database or (say) and apache set up outside of your
    /home, only you know about that...and, not anyone here can recommend
    what we don't know you have..

    some folks suggest other directories (like /etc which holds most of the
    *working* system configs

    some folks might suggest you do a full disk backup--just in case you
    don't like what you see and wish you had your old system back, easily!

    there are probably 200 questions like yours in these fora, and each will
    draw a variety of opinions, so a good google

    like say site:forums.opensuse.org "what to backup" - Google-sgning

    will bring a large variety of answers...all either exactly fitting your
    needs, or not.


    > Bugs with 11.4?


    of course! read around in the fora here...there are plenty..
    currently 11.4 has 1228 bugs (while 11.3 has 1252) see:
    http://tinyurl.com/392jnb

    and, if you go here you can read all about'em http://tinyurl.com/423cae5

    btw: if 11.3 is working for you, why change? some say: If it ain't broke
    don't fix it.

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    Thanks.

    I appreciate your long and detailed answer!

    I now have a new question. Is "fora" really a word?

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    Default Re: What to backup from 11.3 when installing11.4

    On Mon April 18 2011 11:36 pm, ClrScr wrote:

    > I now have a new question. Is "fora" really a word?

    Plural of forum (Latin ending) see:
    http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/forum
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    Default Re: What to backup from 11.3 when installing11.4

    On 04/19/2011 06:36 AM, ClrScr wrote:
    >
    > I appreciate your long and detailed answer!


    welcome..
    in my mind thorough is good..
    it give more options to ponder..

    > I now have a new question. Is "fora" really a word?


    sure...'fora' is a plural form of the singular 'forum':

    one forum
    three forums
    openSUSE fora

    both fora and forums are correct, however the former more closely
    following the original Latin convention for plurality, more see
    http://www.answers.com/main/ntquery?s=fora

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    Default Re: What to backup from 11.3 when installing11.4

    On 2011-04-18 13:37, DenverD wrote:

    > and, if you go here you can read all about'em http://tinyurl.com/423cae5


    An awful lot are new :-/

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    Default Re: What to backup from 11.3 when installing11.4

    @Clrsrn As nrickert and robin_listas write. Full backup of /home/userid/ and /etc/ or selected configuration files in /etc/, *.conf, hosts*, *.cf In /home/userid/ there are hidden directories like .mozilla, .evolution, .kde4, etc. Having a separate /home partition makes a full backup of /home/userid/ optional, backing up configuration files from /etc/ can be used to restore or compare 11.3 to 11.4 configurations.

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