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    Default backup opensuse update

    Greetings.

    I updated my version of opensuse with dvd. In the summary of the update had two options activated to backup changed files and one from /etc/sysconfig directory.

    It is recommended to enable these options, and where is that backup is done?

    Thank you.

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    Default Re: backup opensuse update

    On 2014-01-10 13:36, jony127 wrote:
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    > Greetings.
    >
    > I updated my version of opensuse with dvd. In the summary of the update
    > had two options activated to backup changed files and one from
    > /etc/sysconfig directory.
    >
    > It is recommended to enable these options, and where is that backup is
    > done?


    Yes.

    /var/adm/backup/



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    Default Re: backup opensuse update

    Quote Originally Posted by robin_listas View Post
    On 2014-01-10 13:36, jony127 wrote:
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    > It is recommended to enable these options, and where is that backup is
    > done?


    Yes.

    /var/adm/backup/
    Would you be interested in giving a couple of examples why this is a good practice?

    And, could you show an example or two of how someone could take advantage of these backups when something happens to make them glad they made them?

    Nothing too complicated, but to give casual users an understanding why this is a good idea?

    Thanks,
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    On 2014-01-11 03:06, Fraser Bell wrote:

    > Nothing too complicated, but to give casual users an understanding why
    > this is a good idea?


    No, sorry, I don't have an example out of the top of my head right now.
    You never know when those backups may come handy, the last time I used
    them for real was years ago. It does no harm to have them made, anyhow,
    and they are small.

    I do full backups of the entire system prior to a system upgrade, and I
    often consult them, which is why I do not usually need those made by the
    system. But if I were to repair somebody else's system, having those in
    place could help.

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    Default Re: backup opensuse update

    Quote Originally Posted by robin_listas View Post
    On 2014-01-11 03:06, Fraser Bell wrote:

    > Nothing too complicated, but to give casual users an understanding why
    > this is a good idea?


    No, sorry, I don't have an example out of the top of my head right now.
    Oh, okay, thanks. 'Twas just a thought.

    You never know when those backups may come handy, the last time I used
    them for real was years ago. It does no harm to have them made, anyhow,
    and they are small.

    I do full backups of the entire system prior to a system upgrade, and I
    often consult them, which is why I do not usually need those made by the
    system. But if I were to repair somebody else's system, having those in
    place could help.
    Yes, I do the same, and I emphatically agree with your advice on this.

    Thanks again.
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