[mythtv-users] OT: Free backup solution for my linux boxes?
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Sat Jun 9 19:26:58 UTC 2007
For a commercial quality backup tool, use Bacula -- great and reliable.
On Sat, 2007-06-09 at 09:56 -0700, Brad DerManouelian wrote:
> On Jun 9, 2007, at 9:48 AM, Mike Poublon wrote:
> > William Munson wrote:
> >> After a lightning strike took out my windows boxes last week I am now
> >> hyper aware of a need to backup to non-volatile media. I have found a
> >> good solution for windows systems however I have not yet found
> >> something
> >> I like for linux.
> >> My requirements are:
> >> 1. Backup to DVD-R
> >> 2. Backup of all specified partitions. Dont want to back up the tv
> >> recordings partition.
> >> 3. Must use/create bootable DVD so that I do not have to reinstall
> >> linux
> >> to restore backup.
> >> 4. No need for periodic backups. I will run them when I make
> >> significant
> >> changes to the system.
> >> My windows solution is PowerQuest Drive Image (With bootable floppy)
> >> Suggestions?
> > I've manually made backups with a knoppix/live cd using the following
> > process:
> > Boot knoppix
> > mount local filesystem(s) to backup
> > mount remote filesystem to backup to
> > cd /src/filesystem
> > tar -czf /remote/location/filesys.tar.gz .
> > [repeat for any other local filesystems]
> > When restoring all you have to do is:
> > boot knoppix/live cd
> > recreate filesystem(s) on disks
> > mount local filesystem(s)
> > mount remote filesystem
> > cd /dst/filesystem
> > tar -zxf /remote/location/filesys.tar.gz
> > re-install grub/bootloader
> > -Mike
> I recommend using rsync. It's a great way of keeping a current copy
> of your system without having to copy every file every time. It won't
> be compressed on the destination (maybe it's an option? not sure),
> but it will save tons of time when backing up. I make incremental
> backups of my important stuff over my network with a cron job and
> never think about it.
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