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# Backing up my Cygwin installation

• From: Charles Plager <cplager+cygwin at physics dot ucla dot edu>
• To: Cygwin Mailing list <cygwin at cygwin dot com>
• Date: Fri, 30 Jan 2004 11:31:20 -0600
• Subject: Backing up my Cygwin installation

Hello,
I unintentionally updated perl to 5.8.2 from 5.8.1. After having done this, Tk didn't work anymore. I tried using the cygwin setup tool to revert perl versions, but after trying all of the 5.8.x versions, nothing helped. After much messing around, I seemed to have messed up my installation well enough that I couldn't get any version of perl to install correctly (It kept telling me that it was missing a perl dll and that re-installing would help). After all of this, I said "**** it" and started a new cygwin installation.

My question now is how do I backup up my cygwin installation. If I make a copy of all of c:\cygwin, is it good enough to just delete the current c:\cygwin directory and restore the backup?

```	Thanks,
Charles```

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