tfcheng at gmail.com
Wed Mar 5 14:14:18 UTC 2008
yeah, I understand. backup is crucial. But I have >90% full in a 200G
drive, so it's a pain in the rear end. But I wonder if I can "choose"
what contents (or directories) to be installed so I can keep the rest
intact. just a thought....
On Wed, Mar 5, 2008 at 9:09 AM, Chris <racerx at makeworld.com> wrote:
> On Wed, 5 Mar 2008 08:59:45 -0500
> "Tsu-Fan Cheng" <tfcheng at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Hi,
> > I think this Q is pretty basic, but I just want to make sure. I was
> > considering if upgrading from 6.3 to 7.0 and something goes wrong, and
> > I need to do a fresh install. Can I only change/overwrite the /etc
> > /usr, etc but leave /home intact?? thank you!!
> Why not simply tar the dirs you want archived and save them off to some
> other media? This way you are certainly covered almost to the point of
> a hard disk failure.
> With the price of blank CD's, DVD's, and thumb drives - this seems to be
> a reasonable thing to consider.
> But to answer your question (somewhat) if I were either that unsure of
> what was going to happen (or paranoid) then I would most certainly have
> a backup (tarball) of the "important" stuff before I tried anything.
> Simply not invoking backups (of any type or any time) is silly.
> Just my 1/2 cent (applied current rate of inflation).
> Best regards,
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