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by Klaas Vaak
Fri Mar 01, 2019 10:01 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Backing up
Replies: 37
Views: 1438

Re: Backing up

rickNS wrote:
Thu Feb 28, 2019 3:50 pm
In addition to the video Joe posted, this is the best one I've seen, straight forward, and only 8 minutes long.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Hbwm4n5lTQ
Thanks for the tip, I'll probably work my way through both videos :wink:
by Klaas Vaak
Fri Mar 01, 2019 9:58 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Backing up
Replies: 37
Views: 1438

Re: Backing up

As the absence of Timeshift was the elephant in the room for my "10 things to do first" lists, I've added this advice to those lists today. Hey Pjotr, you owe me a drink for helping you improve your instructions :lol: Flame prevention: I repeat that this advice of mine is only for the average user,...
by Klaas Vaak
Thu Feb 28, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Backing up
Replies: 37
Views: 1438

Re: Backing up

@gm10: thanks for your input, you helped clarify things for me. :D
by Klaas Vaak
Thu Feb 28, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Backing up
Replies: 37
Views: 1438

Re: Backing up

@AndyMH: from your and gm10's comments I think I understand the situation better. So, this is how I intend to set things up: Timeshift or Back-in-Time for taking system snapshots regularly. You pointed out that copy/pasting the /home directory back to the computer in case of trouble carries a risk o...
by Klaas Vaak
Thu Feb 28, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Backing up
Replies: 37
Views: 1438

Re: Backing up

That said, I find most of everything to be the default selections, where I'm just selecting the repository for the archive (e.g., an external hard drive) and the source drive that I want to backup. Perhaps this video could offer some clarity. Joe, thanks for jumping in there. I always try to keep a...
by Klaas Vaak
Wed Feb 27, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Backing up
Replies: 37
Views: 1438

Re: Backing up

@AndyMH: thanks for your expansive reply. Looking at your back-up apps, it seems to me that your /home directory is backed up by both Timeshift and Back-in-Time: correct? Do TS and BiT back up the same files? If not, what is the difference? Any idea why the initial TS snapshot on my USB stick did no...
by Klaas Vaak
Wed Feb 27, 2019 2:12 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Backing up
Replies: 37
Views: 1438

Re: Backing up

@gm10: thanks for your extensive reply. Let me recap a bit and please tell me if & where I am wrong. You say Timeshift is not a backup tool. I beg to differ. It copies system files, which can be used to restore your OS, so it is a backu p tool. This is also what AndyMH above states in his 1st bullet...
by Klaas Vaak
Wed Feb 27, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Backing up
Replies: 37
Views: 1438

Re: Backing up

I use and highly recommend regular whole drive backups, once a week or once a month, as suits you, using Clonezilla Live, which means you don't need to make all those decisions that are confounding you :) https://clonezilla.org/ @catweazel: thanks for the suggestion. I looked at Clonezilla numerous...
by Klaas Vaak
Tue Feb 26, 2019 7:59 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Backing up
Replies: 37
Views: 1438

[SOLVED] Backing up

I am at a loss as to what & how to back up - Linux Mint 19.1 XFCE. From what I understand, the following needs to be backed up in case e.g. an update causes havoc with the system: 1. system files 2. personal data 3. installed software packages 4. anything else? Re 1. in Windows it is provided by Sys...
by Klaas Vaak
Thu Nov 29, 2018 1:53 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] Automation
Replies: 2
Views: 121

[SOLVED] Automation

I am seriously considering switching from Windows to Linux Mint. I am familairising myself with LM, and have it installed in VirtualBox on the Windows host. On Windows I use AutoHotKey (AHK) quite a bit. It is listed in Wine, so after installing Wine I installed AHK in Wine. Unfortunately it does no...
by Klaas Vaak
Sun Feb 18, 2018 1:05 pm
Forum: MATE
Topic: [SOLVED] Date setting
Replies: 6
Views: 909

Re: Date setting

Many thanks for your help.

Using your solution 1 and with the "en_DK" locale I managed to get to get Thunderbird to display the dd/mm/yy format, which is better than mm/dd/yyyy, but it still not optimal. I'll keep looking.
by Klaas Vaak
Sat Feb 17, 2018 4:27 am
Forum: MATE
Topic: [SOLVED] Date setting
Replies: 6
Views: 909

Re: Date setting

From catweazel's first link: In Linux, these settings are based on your locale. If the environment variable "LANG" is set to "en_US", for example, Thunderbird will show the date in "MM/DD/YYYY" format. To override the locale only for showing dates, set the "LC_TIME" environment variable (for exampl...
by Klaas Vaak
Sat Feb 17, 2018 12:03 am
Forum: MATE
Topic: [SOLVED] Date setting
Replies: 6
Views: 909

Re: Date setting

Thanks Catweazel, I had seen those 2 things too but they don't work, they don't support yyyy-mm-dd as in 2018-02-17. From what I understand about Linux is that this is not a Thunderbird issue but is controlled by the regional settings, like in Windows. My regional settings in Linux are done, as show...
by Klaas Vaak
Fri Feb 16, 2018 8:32 am
Forum: MATE
Topic: [SOLVED] Date setting
Replies: 6
Views: 909

[SOLVED] Date setting

1 week ago I installed Mate 18.3 in Virtual Box. I was able to change the date format in the bottom right corner, but the date format in Thunderbird did not react. I understand that Thunderbird's date format depends on the Linux date format. Can someone tell me how to get the same date format in Thu...

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