backup system configuration

Bug #397489 reported by Homyar on 2009-07-09
This bug affects 5 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Ubuntu One Client

Bug Description

This is more of a feature request.

As Ubuntu One is aimed at Ubuntu users. It would be nice to have a one click backup facility to backup key system configuration files like xorg.conf, apt-get sources.lst, Firefox bookmarks etc. on a Ubuntu One special folder.

This would be a nice feature when people are about to do a dist-upgrade. In case of issues, they can use UbuntuOne to retrieve their backed up configuration files.

Elliot Murphy (statik) wrote :

This is a great feature request! I would like to do something like this in Karmic+1.

Changed in ubuntuone-client:
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
status: New → Triaged
tags: added: desktop+

a dpkg -l package list would be also a good thing to bring the system back into a state. Also the whole . config dirs in the home directory. All this uses few space and is very helpful.
So Push ;)

Just a small update... what seems to be a good solution is to associate the machine with the configuration:

So every machine has its selections stored in the hidden Ubuntu directory .ubuntuone. There is a folder selections which contains the selections for a given machine (dpkg --get-selections >> .ubuntuone/selections/$MACHINENAME).

So after a fresh installation and a sign in I could select (additionally) the machine and then the packages will be installed.

btw. there is a concept on:

papukaija (papukaija) wrote :

Shouldn't this bug be closed? Oneconf will be installed by default in Natty and it provides installed package syncing ( the package description doesn't mention application's settings syncing, so I guess it's for later Ubuntu releases).

tags: removed: backup feature
Didier Roche (didrocks) wrote :

This will indeed come later, meanwhile, you have deja-dup I guess by default for oneiric :)

Changed in oneconf:
status: New → Triaged
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
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