Hello... Very soon my computer will be sent in for repairs, while the warranty is still in effect. How to do a basic backup of MATE system and files before sending in? Since installing Mint 13, I have customized with added applications and installed most updates as they have come in. I can easily drag /home files onto a flashdrive. But what is the best and efficient way to backup system changes? Windows 7 (which I dual boot) has a nice "create disk image" function... and "restore point" options, which do not seem available on MATE.
How do you suggest doing basic backup of Mint MATE OS which preserves updates and newly installed applications? Does creating an APTonCD cover all these bases?
In addition, should I use the Backup Tool to backup the "File System"?
What about "Root" files, which includes Desktop file? (I am still grasping the concept of Root versus non-Root .)
Will there be a step that lets me know how much disc space is required? I do not want to waste a burn on a 5G DVD when a 700MG CD will do.
Thank you so much for any suggestions.