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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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    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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    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

    JC

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    Back in Time

    See if this is what you are looking for:

    backintime.le-web.org


    Here's a tutorial using Ubuntu:

    howtoforge.com/creating-backups-with-back-in-time-on-an-ubuntu-9.04-desktop
    Last edited by Wifi-Fanatux; 09-08-2010 at 01:22 PM. Reason: Added tutorial link

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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
    "I used to be with it, then they changed what it was.
    Now what was it isn't it, and what is it is weird and scary to me.
    It'll happen to you too."

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