I have recently set up my laptop for my ubuntu environment. Now that it's the way that I want it, I want to back it up so if something happens, I can wipe the hard drive, re-install Ubuntu from the original CD, then restore from backup to put everything back the way it is.
So here's the list of folders in my root directory of my hard drive.
bin dev initrd.img lib32 media proc sbin sys var boot etc initrd.img.old lib64 mnt root selinux tmp vmlinuz cdrom home lib lost+found opt run srv usr vmlinuz.old
I'm thinking the things I need to backup are:
bin boot etc home initrd.img lib lib32 lib64 opt--this is where I install my development tools like eclipse and tomcat sbin usr vmlinuz