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    Backup Solutions

    Are there are open source solutions to backup linux system without shutting it down? An application that could do bare metal recovery besides Clonezilla or Mondo Rescue. I'm a complete beginner with linux OS. Any tutorial would be appreciated.

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    May 2004
    arch linux
    Welcome to the forums!

    Not sure, but I believe most if not all the imaging apps for Linux require that partitions be unmounted for backup image purposes. I'm currently using FSArchiver and it works great, but it too wants unmounted partitions. You can find some alternative backup and recovery options here:

    Backup & Recovery | Linux App Finder

    Maybe someone else will reply with some better news for you and some apps that don't mind imaging mounted partitions.

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    Just Joined! jr0sco's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pyraxic View Post
    An application that could do bare metal recovery besides Clonezilla or Mondo Rescue. .
    Can you not get them to work?

    I use mondo and its great for live backups


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    Just Joined! Wifi-Fanatux's Avatar
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    Back in Time

    See if this is what you are looking for:

    Here's a tutorial using Ubuntu:
    Last edited by Wifi-Fanatux; 09-08-2010 at 12:22 PM. Reason: Added tutorial link

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    Penguin of trust elija's Avatar
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    back-in-time is brilliant and I use it myself and the worst that can happen is losing an hours worth of data*. It isn't an image backup however and I think that's what "bare metal recovery" implies.

    * that's called tempting fate
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