Newbie question -- which files to back up?

Eric Schuele e.schuele at
Tue Apr 18 14:30:15 UTC 2006

Oliver Iberien wrote:
> I'm running FreeBSD 6.0 on a home machine and backing up to a DVD Burner, 
> probably using kdar, the dar archiver that comes with KDE. 
> My question is : which system files to back up, along with my personal stuff? 
> I'm used to using linux distributions that do your system backups for you. 
> The capacity of the DVDs sets a practical limit on what I can reasonably back 
> up, so I need to pick and choose, basically to make recovery easier should 
> everything go south. Thanks!

In addition to the:


that others posted, I find the following useful too:

	/usr/src/sys/i386/conf		<- kernel configs	
	/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/xdm		<- I customize xdm on occasion

> Oliver
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