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Old 04-29-2007, 12:46 AM   #1
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Backup Options


So, I'd like to make an exact image of a drive running RHEL 4. The server has multiple removable drive bays, and I essentially want to completely image the original onto a second drive so should the first fail, I can just pull it, pop in the second, and be back up and running within minutes. Is there a decent and fairly simple way to do this? I've used partimage in the past, but obviously it doesn't do what I've specified here. AMANDA seems to be a bit overkill, and to be honest, I'm not sure that it will do this either. Any suggestions? Thanks.
 
Old 04-29-2007, 01:05 AM   #2
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look into dd. There's a really good entry in the wiki on lq somewhere
 
Old 04-29-2007, 01:21 AM   #3
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look into dd. There's a really good entry in the wiki on lq somewhere
Will do. Thanks.
 
Old 04-29-2007, 09:41 PM   #4
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You may have already found this, but here's the Wiki entry: http://wiki.linuxquestions.org/wiki/...her_hard_drive
 
Old 04-30-2007, 10:53 AM   #5
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You may have already found this, but here's the Wiki entry: http://wiki.linuxquestions.org/wiki/...her_hard_drive
Yes, I did, but thanks for posting it. I don't know why but I just assumed it couldn't be that simple. I used a bootable CD (Systemrescuecd), dd'd one drive to the other, and presto, it's all good. Sometimes I guess you need to learn that not everything in life is complicated and/or expensive.
 
Old 04-30-2007, 11:37 AM   #6
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you can also look at Ghost for Linux.. http://sourceforge.net/projects/g4l
 
  


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