For what purpose? Personally I would back up all of your personal files such as documents, photos and videos, which would all be in Home by default; although I keep all of that on a separate partition anyway. Apart from that the only files I keep backups of are bookmarks, emails, and program/system files that I have edited myself such as menu.lst and conky.conf, so that I can easily swap the edited files in place of the originals if I have to reinstall the operating system,
I agree with this. I have a small txt file with all the software thats installed on my pc and if I have to format I run the script.
Looks something like this.
sudo ufw enable && sudo apt-get install gimp && sudo apt-get install htop && sudo apt-get install xbmc && sudo apt-get install xxxxx && sudo apt-get install xxxxx && sudo apt-get install xxxxx && sudo apt-get install xxxxx && sudo apt-get install xxxxx && sudo apt-get install xxxxx && sudo apt-get install xxxxx etc etc etc
From a format I can be up and running in 90 minutes, With nothing lost, This includes updates.
I keep backups of are bookmarks,
I use xmarks for this.
Xmarks | Bookmark Sync and Search
Personally I have never seen the point in backing up standard system or program files, since if anything major goes wrong I would rather reinstall everything than repair it.
Edited by NickAu1, 01 September 2014 - 07:28 AM.