Jeffrey Goldberg wrote:

This is one of the several reasons that I use rsync (via rsnapshot). At each increment, it backs up the minimum that is need. With the cost of having a complete backup which duplicates what you would find in a reinstall, you have a complete system.

For binaries, I find it much safer/easier to reinstall, then you're sure all dependencies are installed correctly as well as the pkg database is updated correctly.

For the rest of the files, having a complete backup I'll have to trace through what differs from the distributed/default configuration etc. Doing that from the start is much easier. And, the default configuration comes with the source, so no need to backup that.

Of course this is also because when the recovery stragety is to reinstall, I'll likely upgrade while at it. So I can't assume blindly old default configuration files will work without modifications.

BR, Erik
Erik Nørgaard
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