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Re: Looking for backup software of complete system



On Sat, 2004-10-09 at 23:16, Charles Curley wrote:
> http://www.charlescurley.com/Linux-Complete-Backup-and-Recovery-HOWTO.html

Here's the poor man's version of it that i've tested.

1. Partimage
Pro : Like Ghost/Ghost for Unix but is actually on Linux. You can use
distros like Knoppix / UltimateBootCD, etc. supports gzip/bzip2 and can
restore to where you want. (Note : If the restore partitions are
different in size, will have to use fdisk to _fix_ it)
Cons : Most likely hav to be off-line. Meaning, Boot into the CDrom and
then partimage away.

2. Rsync
Pro : Can be done on a Live-filesystem. (use nice -n 19) Backs up
everything incl the kitchen sink. Can be used as incremental backup.
Cons : Errr..err... Slow when using it 1st time. (refer to item 3 for
1st time)

3. Tar
Pro : Faster than rsync when doing it the 1st time. ( tar lcf - . | ( cd
/path/to/new-location; tar xvpf - ) Can be safely stored into
CD-Rom/DVD-Rom
Cons : No incremental backups. (unsure)

4. mirrordir
Pro : Roughly same function as the above. Suitable for 'poor-man's raid'
Cons : Resource intensive.



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