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Vectorbie Station => Introducing Yourself => Topic started by: danthemannewtolinux on February 28, 2012, 05:31:57 pm

Title: Dan here
Post by: danthemannewtolinux on February 28, 2012, 05:31:57 pm
Hey there, i'm really a newbie at this linux stuff and i'm really enjoying vector, it's fast, and the forums in here are very helpful....it's kinda funny how i stumbled upon linux, i was having a problem installing something or other in windows and i just seen a post that said something about ubuntu and i was like what's that....so, i put some posts up in linuxquestions on which distro use and well...here i am.  I first got into computers in 95, bought a desktop with win95 on it and the only thing i new at the time was the format command, so, stupidly i formatted it, so there i was with 28 or 29 floppies goin thru em one by one...lol...glad i don't gotta do that anymore...but yeah, i'm really enjoying linux(especially vector).....you guys got a sticker, i ain't going anywhere anytime soon, thanks so far for all your help in answering my posts, and i love to learn stuff about computers so this is a good thing...have a good one, hope to hear an answer from alot of yas with all the questions i'll have...lol ;D
Title: Re: Dan here
Post by: nightflier on February 29, 2012, 04:08:41 am
Welcome Dan. We're always happy to have a new member with us. :)

Linux won't let you format your active system partition, but there are ways around it. You got the power!  ;D
Title: Re: Dan here
Post by: stretchedthin on February 29, 2012, 06:15:13 am
Already feels like you part of the family. Welcome aboard Dan.
Title: Re: Dan here
Post by: Joncho on February 29, 2012, 06:30:32 am
I also remember those days when a cd drive was a luxury and you had to go through 29 floppies to install Win95 and another two hundred or so to install office 97, 6 for foxpro 2.6, 1 for raptor, 3 for tyrian, like 7 for doom... and all of could be fit in a 700Mb hard drive.
Title: Re: Dan here
Post by: M0E-lnx on February 29, 2012, 07:29:24 am
ahh yes.... the memmories.  I remember when I first started, a local small computer shop ran a BBS, and the guy there gave me access to it for free.  It offered a way to get to the internet for free when AOL at its best and charging upwards of $30 for dial-up service. 
Another thing I remember is paying $500 for a CD-RW drive.  That still hurts today ;)

Welcome to VL Dan.
Title: Re: Dan here
Post by: danthemannewtolinux on February 29, 2012, 08:01:41 am
thanks guys, nice to be here ;D
Title: Re: Dan here
Post by: milo28 on March 05, 2012, 10:05:11 am
Beware the 'rm' command, especially when used as root. It is a powerful and dangerous tool, which I have misused many times. :)

http://justpasha.org/folk/rm.html (http://justpasha.org/folk/rm.html)

Make sure you have good backups before you go messing around with 'rm'.
Title: Re: Dan here
Post by: danthemannewtolinux on March 05, 2012, 11:02:14 am
good tip thank you
Title: Re: Dan here
Post by: sledgehammer on March 05, 2012, 10:30:32 pm
Welcome.

Speaking of backups, I think the Grysync (backup tool root) in the System menu is pretty cool. 
Title: Re: Dan here
Post by: Herpy on March 06, 2012, 09:36:55 am
Welcome to the family Dan!
Title: Re: Dan here
Post by: danthemannewtolinux on March 06, 2012, 09:41:45 am
Thank you herpy, glad i'm here ;D
Title: Re: Dan here
Post by: hata_ph on March 06, 2012, 06:21:30 pm
welcome :)
Title: Re: Dan here
Post by: milo28 on March 07, 2012, 07:22:52 am
Speaking of backups, I think the Grysync (backup tool root) in the System menu is pretty cool. 

What do you like about it?

I like to use http://rsnapshot.org/ (http://rsnapshot.org/). Rsnapshot is a set of scripts which use rsync to maintain snapshots of your system as often as you wish. The really cool feature is that the backups make extensive use of hard links, so that the same file within different backup images actually points to the exact same file on the disk, as long as that file doesn't change between backups. This makes for really efficient use of disk space for backups, because if your file system doesn't change between backups then a new image will only cost you the amount of room it takes to make the hard links pointing to files which are already written to the disk.
Title: Re: Dan here
Post by: stretchedthin on March 14, 2012, 09:58:24 pm
That would be a great request you should post it here.  http://forum.vectorlinux.com/index.php?board=35.0 (http://forum.vectorlinux.com/index.php?board=35.0)
Title: Re: Dan here
Post by: sledgehammer on March 15, 2012, 09:42:12 pm
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Speaking of backups, I think the Grysync (backup tool root) in the System menu is pretty cool.

What do you like about it?

I like the speed and convenience of grysync.  I used to set it to run automatically, but that didn't work well as I have to connect my external hard drive.  So I now backup when I think about it, usually once a week.  After the first backup, which takes a long time, subsequent backups are quite fast.  I suspect it does something like rsnapshot in this regard, but don't really know. 

I will look into rsnapshop as time permits.  Thanks for the tip.