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System Restore

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in the World of Windows, there is System Restore,
which whilst it's not perfect, has helped out,
- in the event of something like a hardware driver issue,.
and for the Mac, there is Time Machine,

In the World of Linux, there was Remastersys - which has been discontinued.
:(

- there are some other Linux projects:

Systemback: Restore Your Linux System To Previous State
http://www.unixmen.com/systemback-resto ... ous-state/

and

TimeShift: Restore Your Linux Desktop To Previous State
http://www.unixmen.com/timeshift-restor ... ous-state/

& so have been looking at Systemback.
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If only people would learn to backup correctly, especially before attempting the unknown!

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Everything is not just black & white, neither everyone needs a full fledged backup infrastructure. What we need is the right tools for specific tasks.

Snapper is one of the reason why I keep staring at OpenSuse...

http://events.linuxfoundation.org/sites ... llback.pdf

https://news.opensuse.org/2014/11/12/wh ... nsuse-13-2

I wish that Mint team focus on some enterprise-like features to make this amazing project even more powerful, I think it is already considered that a separate /home is the way to go and that's the first step for a Snapper solution.

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some OPs use a symlink to copy /home to to /backup,

others use both a separate /home AND /data partition,
- whilst others plug using a portable HDD as the way to backUP your stuff.
which is what is done here. ..
- with LuckyBackUP ..
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Plus one for portable USB hard drive for backups. Rysnc (rotating) and either Clonezilla or Qt4-fsarchiver will get you out of anywhere.

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Pierre wrote:In the World of Linux, there was Remastersys - which has been discontinued.
:(
Quite a shame its development stopped (well, someone else took over but they decided not to make it available for free). What impressed me was the core was written entirely as a self-contained shell script. No need to compile anything and anyone with the appropriate skill level can make changes/improvements to the script itself.
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Refracta tools will do the same job as Remastersys. I have used it on mint - but on 17 I had to search for extra dependencies.
- Google Refracta OS.

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I backup and restore OS's with

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cp -ax 
It's pretty tricky...
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I had a problem related to this yesterday. On the spur of the moment, I swapped the open source graphics card driver with the proprietary one and got a black screen when I rebooted. The only thing I could do to fix it was reinstall the OS and fortunately my important files are backed up to an external hard drive and various CDs/DVDs.

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You could simply have removed the graphics driver. No need to reinstall...
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.

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killer de bug wrote:You could simply have removed the graphics driver. No need to reinstall...
The problem is that the OS booted up to a black screen which made it impossible for me to access the Driver Manager.

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Terminal and command lines are useful in this case...
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.

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English Invader wrote:
killer de bug wrote:You could simply have removed the graphics driver. No need to reinstall...
The problem is that the OS booted up to a black screen which made it impossible for me to access the Driver Manager.
And that's where the Live CD/DVD/USB shines. If a normal installation goes FUBAR (e.g. GUI doesn't boot up) the next course of action is to boot from the Live media, go online and search for solutions or post in forums... all within the confines of a live environment. :D
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Or go in TTY and remove with command line the graphics drivers you have just installed... :wink:
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I use btrfs. It addresses a lot of the issues.

https://www.linux.com/learn/tutorials/7 ... nux-part-2
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killer de bug wrote:Or go in TTY and remove with command line the graphics drivers you have just installed... :wink:
Of course, this is to ASSUME the end-user knows beforehand that he/she has to use a virtual terminal and type in commands to remove the non-working graphics driver. But for the lot of end-users who don't know this (as in the case of English Invader), the next best thing is to use the live media, go online and write down the instructions FIRST. ;)
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