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- Sep 2004
I need to take some images of my linux machines at work. We used to have a linux expert but he left, now i have to look after them. Having only very basic linux knowledge (installs and networking) i thought the best way to safegaurd my linux machines would be to back them all up by taking image and then just blasting them backon if theres a problem.
However, i discovered that this is not as straight forward as imaging a win32 server.
I use powerquest and acronis on my windows machines but discovered that there are not toomany tools available for linux as it comes with the "dd" command.
I would like to learn how to use this command safely / without wiping my hard disks or corrupting the master boot record
Anyone got any tips?
My os are RedHat7,8 and 9, SLES8, SUSE PRO 9.1.
Thanks and repsect