[K12OSN] backing up user prefs & docs
debbie at redeemer.qld.edu.au
Thu Oct 21 05:15:45 UTC 2004
This is probably a simple task but I don't know how to do it.
I just want to make a backup of a user's files & prefs & settings, eg:
I copied the /home/guest folder as root (so included hidden files).
Then I created user 'guest' with same user ID & password on another
machine and replaced the /home/guest folder with the one I had just copied.
Resulted in errors when I tried to log in as guest.
If this is the way one is supposed to do it (i.e. just a straight copy
of /home/user) then I can work on the errors and try fix whatever I've
done wrong. But is there a "proper" way of backing up user prefs & docs?
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