karlchen wrote:Linux Mint does not create any system restore points. Therefore the answer is: on a Mint installation as it comes out of the box, you cannot.
This is a different question. Re-installing Linux Mint is different from restoring a previously created backup.TANUJMINTLINUX wrote:now suppose if i have to reinstall mint how can i do so without needing to reinstall software i installed on it
austin.texas wrote:There are two programs you could use to backup (and re-install) your software. Mint Backup and Synaptic.
Both programs can create a script to use for re-installation.
You can take it one step further. Before you install a new Mint, you can copy all of the .deb files in /var/cache/apt/archives/ in the old Mint, to a backup location.
Then after you install your new Mint, copy all of the .deb files in your backup to the new /var/cache/apt/archives/ folder.
That way the programs are already downloaded, saving you time and bandwidth - unless there is a newer version, in which case, the newer version will be downloaded and installed.
Then you use your script from Synaptic or Mint Backup to re-install
TANUJMINTLINUX wrote:but how can i create backup of programs that i installed using software manager
pkmaarsen wrote:Hi, since a week I'm on Linux Mint 13 Xfce. So far, everything worked out nicely: installation, etc. Took me some time to get my printer connected (drivers to install), but I'm of course in the beginning of my learning curve.
Now everything is still running smoothly, I wonder if it would be useful to make a sort of image of my system. For my Windows8-PC I'm happily using Macrium Reflect (gratis version): each month I make a backup (image). This has helped me a few times when my PC was stuck. As far as I know Macrium is also suited for Linux (at least that is what they say).
Can you advise on that, especially with respect to the methods you mentioned in the forumdiscussion?
PS: I'm surprised about the speed at which Linux Mint 13 Xfce starts up on a 6 years old PC: Windows XP is from the stone age in that respect (I replaced XP fully by Linux: no double boot).
TANUJMINTLINUX wrote: i don't think a backup image is required of system files because i don,t think linux can boot from a backup image of systemm files.
and talking of your stuff on system it is always adviced to have backup of that
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