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Re: Disk Image Backup



If you have the money, the Acronix Linus Server works like a charm for us.
Create a bootable CD and image all of your other servers as well.

On 12/11/06, Allen Chen <achen harbourfrontcentre com> wrote:

This idea is the best.



nilesh vaghela wrote:
> Try this
>
> attach one more hdd with same capacity to the server.
>
> Boot from rescue disk.
>
> give command like
>
> dd if=/dev/hda of=/dev/hdb bs=1024
>
> will  make image of hda to hdb just use any of them will work.
>
> But you need down time for maintenance
>
> On 12/10/06, mark <mroth cfl rr com> wrote:
>>
>> Michael Schwartz wrote:
>> > But will this image copy?  I need the entire operating system,
>> > everything that will allow me to take the copy HD and just replace
the
>> > working HD and not go through any kind of special booting procedures.
>>
>> I'm not sure you want that, perfectly, unless you'll be putting it on
>> another *identical* machine, same motherboard and CPU (and same
>> revisions on both).
>>
>>         mark
>> >
>> > Michael
>> >
>> > ----- Original Message ----- From: "mark" <mroth cfl rr com>
>> > To: "General Red Hat Linux discussion list" <redhat-list redhat com>
>> > Sent: Saturday, December 09, 2006 20:23
>> > Subject: Re: Disk Image Backup
>> >
>> >
>> >> Michael Schwartz wrote:
>> >>>
>> >>> I have a legacy (RH 7.2) system and need to make an image copy of
>> the
>> >>> hard drive.  If this machine goes down (hard drive gone) there is
no
>> >>> way for me to rebuild the applications.  Can anyone out there help
>> >>> please?
>> >>
>> >> Um, buy a small hard drive (the newest big ones won't be recognized
>> >> properly by the older machine's bios), put it on IDE2, shut the apps
>> >> down, and copy all of that (*eigh*, except for /dev....)
>> >>
>> >> mark
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