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RE: backup system for RHEL



Na you won't break anything apart from maybe increasing the load/ i/o wait
On your server..otherwise you'll get a nice backup :) (make sure you've got
The exact same space as the partition you're backing up too)

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From: redhat-list-bounces redhat com [mailto:redhat-list-bounces redhat com] On Behalf Of ESGLinux
Sent: Friday, 24 July 2009 10:39 p.m.
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Subject: Re: backup system for RHEL

Thanks Geogfry,
I´m going to try it to see what happens,

I expect I´ll dont break nothing ;-)

Greetings,

ESG



2009/7/24 Geofrey Rainey <Geofrey Rainey tvnz co nz>

> Yes exactly, that's the way.
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
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> Sent: Friday, 24 July 2009 10:33 p.m.
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> Subject: Re: backup system for RHEL
>
> 2009/7/24 Geofrey Rainey <Geofrey Rainey tvnz co nz>
>
> > For the Xen images made of partitions, you'd do:
> >
> > # dd if=/dev/sda? of=/backup/xen-backup-image.img bs=1M
> >
> > (where /dev/sda? is the partition which your
> > /etc/xen/<xen-config>:disk='phy:.....' refers to.
> >
> > Make sense?
> >
>
> Not really,
>
> Because the images are not in a partition, They are files.
> For example I have this:
> disk = [ "tap:aio:/home/images/NODE1.img,xvda,w" ]
>
> perhaps doing:
>  dd if=/home/images/NODE1.img of=/backup/xen-backup-image.img bs=1M
>
> will work?
>
> ESG
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