Make a backup copy of your home directory in /var/tmp using the tar
command. Then further compress the file using gzip or bzip2. Make it a clean
tarred file, one that doesn't make a mess when unpacking.
Format a floppy and put some files from your home directory on
it. Switch floppies with another trainee and recover his/her floppy
in your home directory.
DOS format the floppy. Use the mtools to put and delete
files on it.
What happens to an unformatted floppy when you want to mount it
into the file system?
If you have any USB storage, try to put a file on it.
Using rsync, make a copy of your home
directory to another local or remote file system.
When leaving files on a network server, it's best to encrypt
them. Make a tar archive of your home
directory and encrypt it.