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sbackup and /var/backup

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telltommy
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this program by default saves to a folder /var/backup. if i do a complete reinstall of Ubuntu, won't this folder be wiped clean? if so what is the point of the backup?

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thegeek
The Geek
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Typically you should setup your backups to go to an external drive... not much point in backing up to the same drive.

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telltommy
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thanks, i was wondering where is the /backup/var folder, and will it get wiped out with a clean install of Ubuntu?

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thegeek
The Geek
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It's located at /backup/var ?

If you wipe Ubuntu and reinstall, yes it will get wiped out. You need to copy those files to an external drive.

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