I am willing to perform a clean installation of ubuntu on my hard drive. I was looking for efficient ways to backup settings and applications. There is one thing in common between all the solutions I have seen which is the following:
"You can backup your system and personal files using an unused partition and perform the ubuntu installation on another partition. But try to avoid this because it is too risky."
Can someone please explain to me why is it that risky and unsafe ?
Thank you all for your time,