I really want a GNOME application with a big button that says “backup” and proceeds to ask for a series of DVDs, on which it writes out everything on the hard disk (/ and /home) which can then (relatively easily) be used to restore the system.
I figure this would work for mum.
The old “drag and drop onto a blank DVD” doesn’t really work:
- things get bigger than 1 DVD (e.g. Photos)
- Important things like mail and bookmarks are hidden away in special dot folders (begging the question “so how do I back up my email?”)
Even a GUI around xfsdump that split the dump file into DVD sized chunks would be great…