How to backup updates

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balvinder
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How to backup updates

Postby balvinder » Thu Aug 21, 2008 12:37 pm

Hi all,

I would like to know how we could backup or save the downloads that are done by the system .i.e system updates in mint..
I would like to save them as i have a very slow internet connection ..
Please guide and thanks in advance..

Balvinder

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Re: How to backup updates

Postby Google Spider » Thu Aug 21, 2008 4:03 pm

Hi,

I usually do this to backup the packages:
(open a terminal)

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mkdir packagebackup


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sudo cp /var/cache/apt/archives/* /home/abhishek/packagebackup

(Replace with your username, ofcourse)

Copy the folder "packagebackup" from your Home directory to a USB pendrive or wherever you want to store the backup.

Now when you want to reinstall updates (that is after a fresh install of mint), just copy all those files back to the same place with:

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sudo cp /path/to/packagebackup/*  /var/cache/apt/archives


Then do

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sudo apt-get update


Now when you open Mint Update, it will use the locally stored debs instead of downloading from the internet to update.

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Re: How to backup updates

Postby balvinder » Thu Aug 21, 2008 4:18 pm

Hi ,

Thanks for that information.

ill do that from now onwards

Chill.

:)


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