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  • I usually using Norton Backup in Boot mode and I never lost any OS in my times. Just try it. is not important what OS use.
    But stay informed for better and professional Answer cause I'm not very pro :D

    Answered by miss-roya
    2 years ago
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  • I don't know of any backup programs for linux
    Try these
    10 outstanding Linux backup utilities | TechRepublic
    Simple Linux Backup Software
    21 of the Best Free Linux Backup Tools - Linux Links - The Linux Portal Site
    Backup Solutions for Linux
    Best Linux backup software: 8 tools on test | News | TechRadar
    Déjà Dup - The Perfect Linux Backup Software
    Linux Backup Software: Automated System Recovery | Symantec

    I would suggest backing up your personal files on DVDs. All your files are in your /home folder.

    To burn files to a DVD
    1: Insert the DVD
    2: Open Brasero [It's already on Linux MINT]
    3: Select the files and folders you want to copy.

    Also, in the future, choose to have you /home folder as a separate partition (section) if it gives you the option. The Linux CD Installer might ask if you want to do that, when you install Linux.

    Answered by dg457
    2 years ago
    0 0
  • Let's start with the portable drive. I'll assume it is mounted on /media/HD (Look into /etc/fstab configuration for automounting)
    I'll also assume LMDE is mounted at /media/LMDE
    I'll assume you are backing up while using LM15

    In the command line (I know, scary, but very powerful)

    tar -zcf /media/HD/myback.tar.gz ~/ /media/LMDE/home/Your_User

    z = compress with gzip
    c = create tar
    f = file name that will store all files
    /media/HD/myback.tar.gz = This creates the backup tar file in a directory on the portable drive with a extension of .tar (archive) .gz (compressed with gzip)
    After this designate all files/directories to be backed up.
    ~/ = Designates your home directory as a folder to backup. This includes Videos, Documents, Desktop, etc..
    /media/LMDE/home/Your_User = Same thing as above but for the LMDE drive.

    Hopefully I explained this simply enough. It is more complicated then a point and click, but if you understand this, you will be able to backup MUCH more effectively for future backup problems. Please do not simply copy and paste and hope it works :D

    Answered by snipertyler
    One year ago
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