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When making a 'Backup Software Selection' then a text file is produced 'software_selection_zkab@2011-10-05-1801-package.list' that lists the software packages that are to be restored/reinstalled ... my question is about when restoring ... how are the configuration files found when restoring/reinstalling the software with 'Backup Software Selection' since they are not backup-ed by 'Backup Tool'
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They aren't. This is just a way to not have to remember all the software you installed, and to easily reinstall your software selection after you install a new Linux Mint version.
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OK - don't understand why they didn't include the config-files ... 'Backup Software Selection' can't be used as a professional tool (in my opinion)
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zkab wrote:OK - don't understand why they didn't include the config-files ... 'Backup Software Selection' can't be used as a professional tool (in my opinion)
I think because usually with a new Linux Mint release you get newer versions of applications, and randomly restoring the config files from the old application might not work with the new one...

It is called backup software selection, and that is what is does.
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If you wanna have your current distro "forever" :), use as a backup cool remastersys ;)
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Thanks - I will check 'remastersys' ... was not aware of this software
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Does anybody know of an alternative to Remastersys? I just did did an update of my packages and it says cannot retrieve all Remastersys packages. Went to the site http://www.geekconnection.org/remastersys/ and this is what I found.
Remastersys
It is with regret that I have decided to stop developing remastersys. There are forks of it out there so please search for them to replace remastersys for your needs
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What do we do now? Alternatives?
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smokeymtn_ron wrote:Does anybody know of an alternative to Remastersys? I just did did an update of my packages and it says cannot retrieve all Remastersys packages. Went to the site http://www.geekconnection.org/remastersys/ and this is what I found.
Remastersys
It is with regret that I have decided to stop developing remastersys. There are forks of it out there so please search for them to replace remastersys for your needs
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What do we do now? Alternatives?

Clonezilla

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You can also try 'ghost4linux' - http://sourceforge.net/projects/g4l/
Or look at these tips:
http://alternativeto.net/software/remastersys/

As for remastersys, look up some info how to use on this forum (use google and site:linuxmint.com in the search sondition) to get all cool results ;)

BTW, you can download remastersys .debs by seeking them by google but you will have to manually install some dependencies...
AFAIK, the latest version of remasterys is this:
remastersys_2.0.23-1_all.deb

Former ones were:
remastersys_2.0.22-1_all.deb and
remastersys_2.0.18-1_all.deb

I still have my remastersys working on my debian, downloaded by CLI when it was still possible.

If you luckilly install the remastersys, no matter there won't be any updates in future. Remastersys has been cool & ready tool.
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I've read a lot of stuff confused happened with remastersys and I've found this source :D

http://www.geekconnection.org/remasters ... ry/squeeze

Or browse other folders, so it still should be possible to install remastersys, IMHO...
Give it a try.

Another tool which I read should be cool, is Mondo -> http://www.mondorescue.org

In generally, there are cool reading about backup in general, look - http://www.debianhelp.co.uk/backup.htm

And as the last - I suppose the Clonezilla, which supports also LVM stuff, should be good way to backup your comp. But haven't tried it yet.
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