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I'm a n00b when it comes to backing up and restoring my fedora 13 machine. I don't have anything particularly important on my machine right now, but part of the reason I put this OS on my laptop is to learn as much as possible.
So I'd like to start by learning how to backup (and later restore) my system. Do I need to download third party software or is there a pre-packaged utility that comes with Fedora 13?

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You didn't find anything relevant in Add/Remove Software? –  Ignacio Vazquez-Abrams Nov 26 '10 at 6:06
    
A lot of things come up when I search "backup". Do you have any recommendations/guidelines? –  Ramy Nov 26 '10 at 6:10
    
what is the most common way to backup a fedora system? –  Ramy Nov 26 '10 at 6:15
    
I rsync to another machine to back up my stuff, so I'm not really the person to ask about backup software. –  Ignacio Vazquez-Abrams Nov 26 '10 at 6:21

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I really like the approach described by Jamie Zawinski:

http://www.jwz.org/doc/backups.html

It's not hard to set up and, most importantly, dead easy to restore.

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Awesome. I'd give +1 if I had the rep. Thanks! –  Ramy Nov 26 '10 at 6:41
    
The document linked to says "...if you're using linux it's a lot like that..." No. It's not. Even if it was the answer given would be off-topic since we're talking about Fedora not Mac OS X. If the link is wrong then maybe it needs to be corrected. –  mkelley33 Oct 13 '13 at 1:20

I recommend rsync to backup your files onto an external device.

Search "backup" on fedora forums, one that is mentioned is safekeep. There is also mention of Bacula, I can't say what these are like though.

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