Did you know LQ has a Linux Hardware Compatibility List?
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - General
User Name
Linux - General This Linux forum is for general Linux questions and discussion.
If it is Linux Related and doesn't seem to fit in any other forum then this is the place.


  Search this Thread
Old 10-31-2002, 06:19 PM   #1
LQ Newbie
Registered: Oct 2002
Location: slc,ut
Posts: 3

Rep: Reputation: 0
Lightbulb how to replicate os on 2nd machine

I have a solid linux installation runing name server, web server,
email, etc with about 100 users. (linux-mandrake v 6.1)
I want to configure a 2nd linux machine as a backup to the first

I want to, with very few tweaks, unplug the first box and plug in the 2nd and be back up and running. is there a method to replicate the configuration of the first on the second and then do some tweaks. i.e. different ethernet card, maybe video, ???

Old 10-31-2002, 06:59 PM   #2
Senior Member
Registered: Sep 2002
Location: Philippines
Distribution: Slackware, RHEL&variants, AIX, SuSE
Posts: 1,127

Rep: Reputation: 49
go to and look for CluClo. It can clone your disk.
Old 11-01-2002, 09:50 AM   #3
Registered: Aug 2002
Location: Hickville, TN
Distribution: Gentoo > current. Have used: Red Hat 7.3, 9, Gentoo 1.4
Posts: 400

Rep: Reputation: 30
Just a thought, install a two removable HD bays, and Mirror the drives, when one HD goes down, pop in the replacement, this will also work if the first machine goes down (pop BOTH drives in the backup machine). OR put in two HD's and at about 4 AM have Linux run a script to backup the entire HD, and use the same system as above. Just a thought though.
Old 11-01-2002, 10:08 AM   #4
Registered: Nov 2001
Location: Sweden
Distribution: GNU/Linux since -97
Posts: 149

Rep: Reputation: 15
Well, you can also check systemImager

A great tool for your needs :-)

Old 11-01-2002, 10:45 AM   #5
LQ Newbie
Registered: Oct 2002
Location: slc,ut
Posts: 3

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
thanks for the suggestions I'll look further into them


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
sharing internet from a windows 98 machine to a Red Hat Linux machine ritwiksolutions Linux - Newbie 7 03-14-2006 10:20 AM
Added a 2nd Sata Drive installed Fedora Core 5, BIOS Doesn't See 2nd Drive. mtmcc1 Linux - General 3 12-03-2005 04:01 PM
Can I instantly replicate data over 2 drives on different servers with a codafs? abefroman Linux - Hardware 1 09-14-2005 12:03 PM
[licq] When I open icq on a 2nd machine I get hundreds of popup messages. WarrenWright Linux - Software 0 02-03-2004 12:58 PM
Replicate mail from Imap to exchnage swift Linux - Networking 0 06-22-2001 08:27 AM

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:23 PM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration