Every computer user knows that backing up data is vital. This is usually because every computer user has lost data at some point, perhaps because of a corrupted file or accidental deletion.
Some of the people behind Unix were well aware of such occurrences, and developed several advanced and useful backup tools. These have been mirrored within Linux, with the result that creating and maintaining backups is easy. Additionally, distributions like SUSE Linux include their own easy-to-use graphical backup programs.
In this chapter, we'll first look at what data should be backed up, and then explore two ways to make backups: using the YaST utility and from the command line.
Data on your system ...