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  1. #1
    anoosh3000 NNTP User

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    hi everyone!

    i am fairly new to linux world, and i'm searching for some software
    solutions. thus i appreciate your suggestions!

    1. BackUp:
    i have some documents in my harddisk which i like to backup every
    month, but i cant sort it out with Yast backup module.


    2. Passwords:
    is it possible to "lock" some folders on my usb disk?

    thanks u !


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    sand3r NNTP User

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    For problem one... you could write a script to put all the docs in one
    dir. you could then run the script when ever you want using cron. and
    then use yast to backup your directory .the plan is not fool proofe and
    i could give you several reasons i would rather change my use of
    directorys and have all the backupd files in one directory and work from
    that one.

    for the second question maybe some one else can hel you, because i
    cant.

    sander


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    john hudson NNTP User

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    YaST backup is intended for the system. For anything in your /home
    folder, just use K3b to copy them to CD or DVD - or back the files up on
    a USB stick.

    Most USB sticks come formatted for Windows (vfat in Linux speak) and,
    though it is possible to reformat them to Ext2 in order to use Linux
    permissions, you need to know whether that will create other problems
    for you.


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    geoffro NNTP User

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    Just foud this 'luckyBackup - backup and sync utility'
    (http://luckybackup.sourceforge.net/) and it works really well i sync to
    an external USB drive

    /Geoff
    anoosh3000;1937732 Wrote:
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    > 1. BackUp:
    > i have some documents in my harddisk which i like to backup every
    > month, but i cant sort it out with Yast backup module. ..



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    G0NZ0 NNTP User

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    For problem 2: To protect folders on your USB: you can zip or rar the
    folder and add a password to them. Not sure if it works the same way in
    Windows and in Linux, that is if you encrypt in Windows, will the
    correct password unlock also in Linux? This i do not know. But rar and
    zip format both give the option of adding a password


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