Archive for October, 2006

Ubuntu Upgrade

October 30, 2006

I did a clean upgrade to Ubuntu 6.10 (Edgy Eft) over the weekend. It was a trial by fire of my backup system. Overall, the process couldn’t have gone much smoother. I currently rsync my home directory down to my MythTV box, then use duplicity to do a compressed and encrypted archive of the important stuff out to a storage space on the internet just in case my house burns down or something.

After the rebuild, to restore my data, I just rsync’ed it back. Then I grabbed the relevant hidden folders I needed — .mozilla-thunderbird for example — and I was good to go. Way easier than trying to dig up all the data from a Windows recovery. Read the rest of this entry »