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Re: [suse-security] postfixupdate
- From: keith@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
- Date: Wed, 6 Aug 2003 21:39:19 +0000 (GMT)
- Message-id: <Pine.LNX.4.44.0308062105420.1138-100000@xxxxxxxxxxx>
On Wed, 6 Aug 2003, Lars Ellenberg wrote:
> On Wed, Aug 06, 2003 at 06:58:26PM +0200, Philippe Vogel wrote:
> > Unfortunately your damn postfix patch overwrote my old config and now seems
> > not to work with rbl_maps and amavis.
> > My clients nerved me the whole day and I'm allready confused!
> > Any tips?
> > Philippe
> next time have a backup of /etc handy :)
> and if you change config files on your own, tell SuSEconfig
> about that. quoting /etc/sysconfig/mail
Hi all !
I'm using SuSE 8.1 pro.
Once you have a clean installation of SuSE Linux, you could
also make a snapshot backup with YaST.
Under YaST2 Control Center -> System -> Backup your system.
This will save any configuration files that you have
installed yourself, in a backup archive file, providing you
tell it to of course.
You will need to save your Backup archive file to a medium
that will not be erased/reformatted when doing a fresh Linux
When you tell YaST to Restore your system, the Restore
option in YaST will notice any changes that have been made.
i.e. any packages that have been added or removed since the
last system backup.
You then have the option to selectively restore any packages
that you want, or leave out ones you do not want included.
I think you can selectively restore configuration files and
files that do not belong to any packages also.
I recently had to do a new installation of SuSE 8.1 pro.
I reformatted /dev/hda9 for (/), /dev/hda10 for swap,
and /dev/hd11 for /tmp.
All my other partitions where left unformatted.
My backup archive was on /dev/hda12.
I did a new minimal installation from CD1, then used YaST to
restore the system to it's original state at the time of
the last system backup.
All this took less than 2 hours from start to finish.
All my config files were working, and in their original
The only thing I lost AFAIK, was my mail inbox.
Well done SuSE for such an excellent backup/restore
HTH, Regards Keith Roberts
PS I also backup /etc & /home on a regular basis to another
partition - just in case!
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