Hi, I recently developed a Bash utility to backup your Linux files through configuration files. You can find it at http://www.jemos.co.uk/software/scripts . If you decide to use this script, you will need to tweak it for your environment (e.g. watch out for hard-coded folder locations). I included also the sourced scripts with common functions so that you can change the script to suite your needs
I'm moving to Ubuntu server 9.10 64-bit edition (with desktop installed on top of it). With the latest version of Ubuntu, graphics, sounds, wireless drivers are available natively (well, for DVD one needs to install a couple of additional, *free* libraries). Compared to Windows 7 Ultimate, running on the same machine, performance is incredibly superior. So why staying on Windows?
Ubuntu is fully free of charge and it's a mature version of Linux. Now you get server performance with great native, free, media support. No more Windows licenses, no more Windows tricks. Goodbye Microsoft!!