How to back-up personnal setting from command line

Asked by VinSyl on 2009-05-16

I have install the update for 8,10 to 9,04

since it dosn't work, actually the disply is unreadable.

I can boot from a CD go to live CD (9,04) work fine

I the a way from there to Back-up user files and preference

than install a fresh copy and restore files and settings


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Ian Ace (iaculallad) said :

You mean backing up your ~ directory? You could use the rsync terminal command, much more like mirroring your ~ directory to another location while keeping its permission/ownership intact.

sudo rsync -au --append /home/your_username /the_destination_folder

Create first your destination folder before issuing the command above:

i.e: sudo mkdir /media/other_partition

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VinSyl (vincent-guerard) said :

Could the destination folder be in an other installation of Ubuntu (same PC, same drive, possibly a different partition)

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Andrea Corbellini (andrea.corbellini) said :

You must use a different partition because reinstalling Ubuntu will erase the current one.

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