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    how to backup the entire linux system


    hi, this newbie question,

    after install and set every thing, how to backup the entire linux system?

    Thanks.

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    It sounds like you are looking for a drive imaging program. I'd check out Ghost for Linux or Partition Image.

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    Thanks for repay,

    I will try this.

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  6. #5
    Quote Originally Posted by softseacom
    hi, this newbie question,

    after install and set every thing, how to backup the entire linux system?

    Thanks.
    For what purpose? Redundancy, for using the install on multiple machines, or just in case your hard drive crashes? Each requires its own solution.

    Redundancy would likely be best dealt with with RAID. Linux now supports software raid so if you have two disks and one goes bad you theoretically have an exact copy.

    Making an image to install on multiple machines is probably dealt with best with an imaging program like the ones mentioned above or as I would prefer, using an automated installation script like kickstart for Red Hat.

    A backup in case the disk goes backup solution which can be scheduled to do incremental backups and full backups.

  7. #6

    TFTP + PXE + syslinux + G4L

    This is a how-to for a diskless installation of boot of Ghost 4 Linux.

    http://www.opensourcehowto.org/how-t...inux--g4l.html

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