Back up software

What would you recommend for a simple back up program?

Ubuntu 10.04 netbook

Backing up to what media? … and what do you want to backup?

Back up to external drive and mainly documents and settings although a full operating system and files would be interesting.

Ubuntu 10.04 netbook on Samsung NC10
Ubuntu 10.10 Toshiba Equium

See:

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then use Partimage or Clonezilla from the Parted Magic LiveCD to create an image of your hard drive

or

you could just tar (archive) everything:

or

you could use the dd command to do a disk dump:
http://wiki.linuxquestions.org/wiki/Dd
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Comprehensive reply, many thanks again