With every HD problem I loose less and less data. On my last episode I lost only the current day's worth of data (backup at night). However I realised that I also need to backup programs installed on the machine. It takes a long time to rebuild all packages (I had a list of ports I had installed).
How do others backup their programs? I am undecided between trying to backup the entire /usr/local and making packages of my critical ports and burning that to CDs. I also took care of all system files, but I realized that backing up all of /etc wasn't so helpfull if I didn't know which files I used. I also, as of last crash, am going to backup /usr/src since restoring all of /etc only makes sense with matching sources. The one thing I have against trying to backup all of /usr/local is that something like PostgreSQL may cause the backup problems whereas the package solution will be a one time deal and will not affect production. The other thing I learnt that needs to be backed up is the /usr/ports directory. _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"