[K12OSN] Server Clone

Les Mikesell les at futuresource.com
Fri May 28 18:44:34 UTC 2004

The issue of 'bare metal' restores comes up every once in a while
on the backuppc mailing list.  I'd recommend that approach for
anyone who has a little bit of time to set it up, because it
means you can't hurt the real master machine by typing the
commands backwards and it also proves that you could reconstruct
your primary machine from last night's backup as easily if
something destroys it tomorrow.

Basically it involves booting Knoppix or a similar standalone
CD to fdisk/mkfs the partitions, then ssh'ing a command to the
backuppc server to generate a tar archive of the backup copy
you want and piping that to a local tar extract in the right place.
Then you may have to fix up the /etc/fstab file and install a
boot loader.

  Les Mikesell
   les at futuresource.com

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