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From: Michael <confabulate@××××××××.com>
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-user] Re: Reinstall
Date: Sun, 19 Jun 2022 17:33:14
Message-Id: 9002850.rMLUfLXkoz@lenovo.localdomain
In Reply to: [gentoo-user] Re: Reinstall by Grant Edwards
1 On Sunday, 19 June 2022 18:22:34 BST Grant Edwards wrote:
2 > On 2022-06-19, Francisco Ares <frares@×××××.com> wrote:
3 > > Just for the sake of preventing a future failure, besides personal
4 > > files (minimum and obvious) the "world" file and the binary packages,
5 > > built along with the package installation, what else should I backup
6 > > so that I would be able to quickly restore the same full working
7 > > Gentoo in a new hardware without having to work from stage3 up? The
8 > > portage tree is one of those items, for sure. But what else?
9 >
10 > Make a backup copy of everything under /etc.
11 >
12 > I used to try to backup individual /etc/... files that I would need,
13 > but I always forgot something.
14 >
15 > --
16 > Grant
18 Yes, besides /var/lib/portage/world and /etc/ you may also want to back up
19 your /boot and kernel config, assuming the hardware (MoBo & peripherals) is the
20 same (same drivers). I wouldn't bother backing up portage, a resync will
21 download it afresh. You might want to save /distfiles if you're on a slow
22 Internet link, but it has to be a copy of the current versions, otherwise the
23 latest version of each package source will have to be downloaded anyway.
25 If you're running databases you'll also want to keep a backup of the
26 respective /var/lib/*sql directory and if you're running a webserver /var/www/
27 * - but you would be aware of the need to keep a fresh backup of all this data
28 anyway.


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Re: [gentoo-user] Re: Reinstall Francisco Ares <frares@×××××.com>