On 09/15/04 11:19 AM, Curtis Vaughan sat at the `puter and typed: > I have a question about what exactly I should backup on my 5.3 FreeBSD > Server. So far I have chosen the following directories for full backup. > But perhaps some is overkill. > > /etc > /boot > /home > /var/log > /usr/ports > /root > /usr/local > /usr/src
As mentioned by other posters, you can probably omit /usr/local, /usr/ports, and /usr/src, but of course you may want to include any directories you make code changes in, particularly if you have a habit of hacking the kernel. I also make a point of saving any custom kernel configs in /root/kernels, and softlinking them to /usr/src/sys/i386/conf/ so that when /root is backed up, the kernel config is too. I still haven't found a reliable way to save my fvwm2 patch in the ports directory (I changed the screen wraparound behavior) so I just keep that one in my home directory. That's pretty much the only port I've hacked, so it works for now. You might also want to back up /usr/local/etc if you skip /usr/local. Many important ports will use this area for configs, and you won't want to lose the weeks or months you spend tweaking these out either. Good luck Lou -- Louis LeBlanc [EMAIL PROTECTED] Fully Funded Hobbyist, KeySlapper Extrordinaire :) http://www.keyslapper.org ԿԬ QOTD: "It's hard to tell whether he has an ace up his sleeve or if the ace is missing from his deck altogether." _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"