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November 04, 2008 22:51 +0100  |  Geek Stuff Linux 2

In a recent rash of system re-installs, I've learnt the hard way what not to do. I'm keeping this list here for my own future reference in the hopes that I might save myself future headaches.

Before doing any wipe and re-install, the following should always be done:

  • Export bookmarks
  • Export kwallet
  • Export contacts
  • Commit all subversion sandboxes
  • Backup /home/*
  • Backup /usr/local
  • Backup /etc
  • Backup subversion repositories
  • Dump databases

On a personal note, I apologise for my lack of blogging lately. I have a lot about which I want to post and I've been having trouble finding the time. I shall endevour to do better.

Comments

ChadL
7 Nov 2008, 7:54 a.m.  | 

Dude... ever heard of delicious? ;)

Daniel
7 Nov 2008, 8:11 a.m.  | 

My bookmarks include everything from basic interesting websites that'd be suitable for deliciou.us to private intranets (including passwords in the urls) to ftp:// and fish:// protocols for integration with Kate. That stuff isn't going up on any 3rd party site.

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