[mythtv-users] OT: Free backup solution for my linux boxes?

William Munson william_munson at bellsouth.net
Sun Jun 10 20:20:28 UTC 2007

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?
> TIA,
> Bill

Following up on my own post so others can benefit too. I wound up using 
MondoArchive as this does exactly what I want and is available directly 
from archive for Ubuntu and I suspect most other distro's too. Thanks to 
all who posted suggestions.


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