What to backup

Gary Aitken garya at dreamchaser.org
Wed Sep 15 12:12:14 PDT 2004

Scott Gerhardt wrote:
> On Sep 15, 2004, at 12:19 PM, Curtis Vaughan wrote:
>> I have a question about what exactly I should backup on my 5.3 FreeBSD 
>> Server. So far I have chosen the following directories for full 
>> backup.  But perhaps some is overkill.
>> /etc
>> /boot
>> /home
>> /var/log
>> /usr/ports
>> /root
>> /usr/local
>> /usr/src
> You don't really need to backup /usr/ports and /usr/src since they can 
> be easily rebuilt by cvsup'ing the latest.  Not backing these up will 
> probably save you about 500MB.

You probably do want to back up /usr/src/sys/xxx/conf,
where xxx is i386 or whatever for your sys, since that is
where your kernel config for custom kernels normally resides.


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