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Old 15th November 2017
shep shep is offline
Real Name: Scott
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I use the tar(1) option which is simple and cheap.
1) Organize your /home directory and create any addiditional files for system backup. Hidden files and directories also should be copied to a backup directory
2) Generate a list of unhidden files and directories
$ ls /home/user > backup_list.txt
3) Edit and split the list if necessary. My backup media is DVD+R and I presently backup 7GB. - my data needs 2 disks.
3) Create a gzip'd tar archive from the list
# tar cvzf /home/backup/19Aug2017_bu1.tar.gz -I /home/jsh/backup_list.txt.
4) Generate an iso file of the *.tar.gz backup and burn to DVD. Check burned DVD and if trusted, put DVD in a safe place.
$ mkisofs -R -J 19Aug2017_disk1.iso 19Aug2017_bu1.tar.gz

Last edited by shep; 15th November 2017 at 01:17 AM.
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