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On Sunday, 2009-01-11 at 16:43 +1100, Basil Chupin wrote:
Carlos E. R. wrote:
> On Saturday, 2009-01-10 at 15:32 +1100, Basil Chupin wrote:
>>>> In all the years of using SuSE I have never found it necessary to
>>>> backup anything (except for above and also see further) before
>>>> upgrades but now
· · · ^^^^^^^^^
> You simply have been lucky so far.
For the past ~9 years? Possibly :-) .
The upgrade from 7.3 to 8.1 (when Yast2 came out) forgot to mount my
/usr or /opt partition, thus writing so much files to the root
partition that it overfilled and crashed the upgrade. So I lost it.
I think the answer lies in your statement: "The upgrade.....". I never
upgrade but always install as a new install.
You used the word "upgrades" in your post of 06 Jan.
As to me, as I learn from my mistakes, I haven't been bitten again. Even
then, I only lost the system, not my data. And the configuration was saved
elsewere, but had to be adapted by hand.
Luck had it
that my backup was not full (a Yast made backup only).
Actually, I must have a good look at this feature in YaST.
It has changed a lot since then. But now I find much easier to simply use
rsync to an external disk.
When I was
using M$ making backups was a necessity. And having an external USB HD
for this purpose I should now consider using it for oS rather than for
storing MBs and MBs of M$ crap.
Yes, you have been lucky >:-)
Or "good management"? :-D
If you only have one copy of your data, you will be bitten sooner or
later. And you do have backup, a second set of disks with a system, plus
your wife computer. So, you do have backups >:-)
Carlos E. R.
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