B3 Reinstall?

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romtoc
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B3 Reinstall?

Post by romtoc » 05 Feb 2012, 14:41

Greetings,
I need to re-install the B3 operating system, but I have a quick question...
Does reinstalling the system cause data loss?
Thanks in advance.
Many thanks,
Matei Cristian Dumitru
http://www.romtoc.net/

RandomUsername
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Re: B3 Reinstall?

Post by RandomUsername » 05 Feb 2012, 15:00

Yes, in that it will wipe your / and reinstall it. However, if you look at the config file for the installer, you will see there options to make sure the disk isn't partitioned (I.e. formatted) and to preserve the /home directory.

Always worth making sure you have a good backup before you do it though.

romtoc
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Re: B3 Reinstall?

Post by romtoc » 05 Feb 2012, 15:08

Ahem, so, if I had a user named "romtoc" on the server the user directory in /home and the contents of /home/web/ won't be lost?
Many thanks,
Matei Cristian Dumitru
http://www.romtoc.net/

RandomUsername
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Re: B3 Reinstall?

Post by RandomUsername » 05 Feb 2012, 15:25

romtoc wrote:Ahem, so, if I had a user named "romtoc" on the server the user directory in /home and the contents of /home/web/ won't be lost?
Correct. Feel free to post the config file here to get a second opinion before proceeding though.

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