First time I've seen all 4 options explainedMint_BackupRestore wrote:I always have two partitions on my hard-drive which are formatted with EXT4. On one I keep my old Linux (e.g. 14) and on the second one the next version (e.g. 15). When version 16 comes out I then overwrite version 14 and so on. This way I have an additional backup and can always jump back one version
b.) You can make a backup of your old Linux version by using Clonezilla (http://www.clonezilla.org)
The command tar -upvf just tells tar to add the “Installed_Programs” folder to the archive (the u option means update, the p option means preserve all users and owners, the v option stands for verbose output, the f option tells tar that it should use the “$destination$version$Date$ArchiveFormat” as filename to store the tar archive).
Mint_BackupRestore wrote:BTW, you can list all UUID's of all drives on your computer by typing $ sudo blkid
into the terminal.
Mint_BackupRestore wrote:I would assume that you will have to reactivate (romove #) in the line you cite above (PLEASE BE SURE TO BE IN THE CORRECT RESTORE OPTION IN THE SCRIPT).
Mint_BackupRestore wrote:Could you please explain to me the exact steps you did when changing the default fonts (e.g., downloaded font from http://, then copied the font to folder XYZ, then changed settings in Libreoffice to 123). Then I can check the script is restore that or not.
Mint_BackupRestore wrote:You will then have to uninstall Libreoffice by hand.
Mint_BackupRestore wrote:Note that Openoffice is no longer being developed, thus the migration to Libreoffice might make sense.
Mint_BackupRestore wrote:If it is really disabled in in Quiana, then I would do the following: 1.) Install and update all packages using the Quiana repositories as far as possible. Then restore your old “sources.list” file by hand (just doubleclick on the *.tar.7zip archive and look for the file). Put that file into your /etc/apt/ directory. And install that one package using “apt install packagename”. Then of coure restore the sources.list to Quiana.
Mint_BackupRestore wrote:If you have spare time it would be great if you can make three partitions. In partition 1 you install an old Mint version and in partition 2 you install a new version. Then you make images of both operating systems using Clonezilla (http://www.clonezilla.org) on partition 3.
I did no file management operations at all, I simply changed default font settings within the Office software.
Last time I used apt-get remove from the terminal. Would it be better to include --purge as well?
That's news to me. Apache only just released 4.1 at the end of April 2014. Where did you read that?
What partition sizes would be needed? I'm a bit short of space to shrink much more. Also what sort of partition, not all primary I hope? Also got a big issue with my formerly bootable USB disk. Needs a total reformat and repopulating with ISOs. Would you recommend unetbootin? Haven't used that before
"Now backing up your etc-settings (all of them)"
tar -upvf etcBackup /etc/
tar: /etc/passwd-: Cannot open: Permission denied
tar: Exiting with failure status due to previous errors
echo "Now backing up your etc-settings (all of them)"
echo "Now backing up your etc-settings (all of them) and adding them to the tar-archive"
# Restore_Linux_Settings V.24beta: Restore Linux Mint settings from >>Backup_Linux_Settings<< script. #
Backup_Linux_Settings_v15.sh: line 163: 7za: command not found
Compression is finished.
Deleting the temporary folder for storing software lists.
Deleting the temporary tape archive for storing all files, while preserving all owners and rights.
Backup script has finished.
If there were no errors, you can now find a *.tar.7zip-file in the folder /media/snaap/Backup/ that includes all your backed up information.
Have a nice day.
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