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    Default How to backup settings and list of installed packages?

    Hi
    If I want to make a backup of everything I have done since the fresh install of opensuse,I want to get all the settings that I changed, all the packages I installed, etc.
    and how to restore offline?
    thanks
    Dual-boot openSUSE and win10
    OpenSUSE Tumbleweed ; Plasma 5.15.x:" LVM encrypted"
    My Partition: GPT and UEFI system
    Hp ProBook 450 G1

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    Default Re: How to backup settings and list of installed packages?

    Not at all sure all that is possible. You can use snapper to roll things back but that does have limits and is not can not be finely divided to restore just part. The only way to do what you want is to make full backups often. If you do incremental backups it will reduce the amount of storage needed.

    Note that there are generally two places for config settings in your home and system wide in /etc no history of change are automatically stored

    Yast keeps a full history of all installs by day Look in the menu in yast-software management. file is in /var/log/zypp/history

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    Default Re: How to backup settings and list of installed packages?

    Quote Originally Posted by gogalthorp View Post
    The only way to do what you want is to make full backups often. If you do incremental backups it will reduce the amount of storage needed.
    How to make full backups?
    Dual-boot openSUSE and win10
    OpenSUSE Tumbleweed ; Plasma 5.15.x:" LVM encrypted"
    My Partition: GPT and UEFI system
    Hp ProBook 450 G1

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    Default Re: How to backup settings and list of installed packages?

    Many ways. dd is a great program it will copy and image anything about anywhere. That is good if you want a binary image

    To copy just files rsync is great it only copies what has not already been copied to a target. I use luckybackup which is a GUI front end to rsync

    But from your descriptions you need an incremental backup. Maybe backintime or dar or kdar

    Find what suits you by Yast -Software Management search for backup and check the in description box for a complete list

    Then there many commercial backup solutions

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