roland at cat.be
Mon Nov 19 13:10:00 UTC 2007
Thanks for help
Till now I cannot activate the tape device in the virtual clients so
I will try to connect the server to the clients with nfs.
Problem when I export the /home of the client and mount this share in the
server I get a permission problem reading the share.
Till I don't understand why. I made the share ro in the client.
On Sat, 17 Nov 2007 18:19:43 +0100, Les Mikesell <lesmikesell at gmail.com>
> roland wrote:
>> On Fri, 16 Nov 2007 21:45:19 +0100, Les Mikesell
>> <lesmikesell at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Scott Henson wrote:
>>>>> How can I do the backup???
>>>> I'm going to guess that cpio is your problem. You might want to add a
>>>> "-H newc" to your cpio command line. Otherwise use tar as I believe
>>>> will handle files over 2GB.
>>>> Alternatively, you can tell vmware to split its disks into two gig
>>>> chunks. Thats a image creation option though, so it may not help you
>>> Also be sure your vmware clients are shut down for the duration of the
>>> copy. The disk images would be corrupted if they changed during the
>> Would it be ok to exports some dirs in the clients and mount them in
>> the main partition, who takes the backup?
> Yes, or tar/cpio/rsync, etc. will work directly from the client.
> File-oriented backups will generally work with the machine running but
> image copies let the directory/free space list get out of sync with the
> file contents in the time it takes to copy them. Vmware has some kind
> of snapshot facility - I'm not sure if you can copy the snapshot as a
> backup or not. I generally treat them the same as real machines and use
> tar or rsync - usually automated by backuppc on another machine. It is
> a little extra trouble to restore those to bare metal but it can be
> done, or you can drop them into a minimal vmware install.
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