So I ran into some issues booting my machine recently. Apparently after an update is when the chaos started.
I was told to backup log files but I am unsure how to back them up. Is there anyway to automate that process?
If you want to use periodic or scheduled backups I would recommend luckybackup. It is the front-end GUI to rsync. This allows you to choose WHAT and WHEN to backup. It can also run unattended.
If you do here is the download page http://luckybackup.sourceforge.net/download.html
Log files are usually located in the /var/log/
You can also install a log viewer
This will allow you to view those files without having to use the terminal.