I'm considering moving from 9 to 10. I did the first step (backing up) but the process hanged. After letting it run overnight, I came back and found it stuck, saying it processed 110,000 of 175,000 files. So I checked which files were backed up and which weren't. I couldn't figure out what the rules were. Some were obvious (e.g. the .cache folder wasn't backed up) but others weren't (some eclipse plugin directories, some directories in a development directory I have, a bin directory in my home directory containing a whole bunch of small scripts, etc.)
So before I go on with this approach, I have a few questions:
- What does mintBackup *not* backup?
- What about the mail spool (/var/mail) and the crontab spool (/var/spool/crons I think)?
- I installed a lot of stuff in /usr/local, do I have to back that up manually?
- I have many users defined on my system, not just my user, am I supposed to back up each user separately? Or just backup /home?
- What about /var/www (which contains Web applications such as Drupal or SugarCRM) and /var/lib/mysql (or whatever directory used for storing database data)? What's the approach for those?