[Solved] How do I save all of my Oolite game data?

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[Solved] How do I save all of my Oolite game data?

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Hello all.
I am planning on deleting my current Linux partition and re-installing everything.
There are two drives in the machine that I am alluding to:

A WD 20 gig. And an IMB 40 gig. drive. The WD 20 gig. drive is the drive that contains the partition that I am going to delete, -actually, the entire drive will be re-formatted- it also has the Oolite game, all of the current “save game” files and the OXP's on it and this brings me to my question.

How do I go about backing up all of the data exclusive (only) to Oolite so that I can pull it back into the new OS?
Nothing will change as far as the OS is concerned. I just want to save my OXP's and my progress so far.
The second drive; the IBM 40 gig. is a data only drive and will be used to store files, backups, etc. This drive was just recently added to the computer and will not have an OS installed on it.

As always, thank you in advance for all of your help.
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Re: How do I save all of my Oolite game data?

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You just need to backup your saves from /home/yourname/oolite-saves and your OXPs from /opt/Oolite/AddOns.

What I did when I moved to another computer was backing up the two directories on a USB stick and smack them on the new machine. I had no troubles doing this.

The directories may be on different locations on your computer, it is also possible that the directories where to put your OXP will be different before and after migration. You can always use sudo find / \( -name "*olite" -o -name "*olite*" \) 2>/dev/null at the command prompt to find all Oolite related-files. The saves and addons are the only directories you need to preserve.

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I believe the default location for your OXPs is ${HOME}/.Oolite/AddOns/ (check to be sure). Your save games should be under ${HOME}/oolite-saves/ or perhaps ${HOME}/.oolite-saves/ (again, check to be sure).

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tar -zcvf your_saved_filename_which_should_be_shorter_than_this.tar.gz .Oolite/AddOns oolite-saves
and then copy that file to wherever you need to to save it for the great reformatting.

Oh, dear, I just checked and my AddOns directory is 1.2G. Sheesh.

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@ fronclynne
@ Gimbal Locke
Thank you both for your replies and advise.
I apologize that it took this long to respond. I just got my system re-installed and running again.
I used both suggestions (I like redundancy, especially if it comes in multiple forms) and now have two separate backups of the game.

I also like the fact that I can use this process with other files. I also like the fact that I am backing up from the Terminal and not having to rely on a program to do the job. I feel like I have a lot more control over what I am backing up.

Thank you again. :D
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O'neal wrote: I also like the fact that I am backing up from the Terminal and not having to rely on a program to do the job. I feel like I have a lot more control over what I am backing up.
Welcome to wonderful world of Linux :wink: . It is the operating system where you tell the computer what to do. Backing up via Terminal is a sweet ability.
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CommRLock78 wrote:
O'neal wrote: I also like the fact that I am backing up from the Terminal and not having to rely on a program to do the job. I feel like I have a lot more control over what I am backing up.
Welcome to wonderful world of Linux :wink: . It is the operating system where you tell the computer what to do. Backing up via Terminal is a sweet ability.
Gui systems come and go and change over time. Command line is constant and once you know the basics on one unix like system you can use most of them. It's also much quicker when you know what you're doing.

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