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RE: Backing up my Cygwin installation
- From: "Dave Korn" <dk at artimi dot com>
- To: "'Charles Plager'" <cplager+cygwin at physics dot ucla dot edu>, "'Cygwin Mailing list'" <cygwin at cygwin dot com>
- Date: Fri, 30 Jan 2004 17:42:01 -0000
- Subject: RE: Backing up my Cygwin installation
> -----Original Message-----
> From: cygwin-owner On Behalf Of Charles Plager
> 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?
That'll work more-or-less fine, although I can think of a couple of other
places where cygwin keeps persistent state that you'd probably want to
backup at the same time:
1) The download directory where the package setup utility stores its records
of what's where and all its downloaded packages.
2) The cygwin registry entries under HKCU/Software/Cygnus Solutions/Cygwin
If you were to backup a consistent set of those, a simple restore should
get everything back exactly how it was.
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