Originally Posted by andveg38
Hello, I'm pretty new to Linux and I've settled with Fedora over the last few months. Now that I've determined my distro, I'd like to get everything backed-up. I decided I like Spideroak over several others.
I would like to fully backup my systems so that upon a new install, I'd be able to get my settings back for programs and services. I have my "/home" folder backed up and now the "/etc" folder. Is there anything else I need to check off to backup?
Also, some of the folders are greyed out. Is there a way to undo that and allow them to be checked off? Do I need to run the program as root? If so, how? I know how to do it in the terminal but not for a gui app.
Thanks for your help, this seems like a very helpful community.
Great choice for backup in my opinion. SpiderOak has been acting very good for me over the last few months I have been using it. As for the greyed out items, based on my experience the only folders greyed should be /bin, /sbin, /lib and /lib64. They will be disabled regardless of whether you launch spideroak as root or as regular user.
I have accidentally launched the spideroak from the terminal using 'SpiderOak' as root. It works, goes through the whole setup - no problems there.