Is there a BACKUP in Windows that will RESTORE in Linux?
The Subject Line says it all.
I used this website's "search" utility employing the search-string:
"restore in Linux" .... came up empty.
Does anyone know of a software set that will run in Windows and perform a competent backup of Win data-programs......WHICH BACKUP FILE.....can be read
by a program running in Linux to perform a RESTORE of those files in Linux OS?
Of course another form of the question is: How does one "migrate" Win-data-files over to Linux?
Put them into a .zip archive which you can then extract in Linux using the 'unzip' command? Or install 7zip on windows so you can create a .tar.bz2 archive.
That depends on the storage format use by the backup application in question. On Unix/Linux there are a few formats that could qualify as de-facto standards, like compressed tarfiles and cpio archives. On the Windows platform, things are not as straightforward:
There is a way to do this at least most of it..
I used the Universal Boot CD for windows
Then I booted up the "bad" server with that cd and got into the directories I wanted to get off of the "bad" disk drive.
I then did a full blown tar of that entire folder and got this HUGE tar file and (I think) I then compressed it some more
Then I used the same program to create an "inside home only" ftp network server
I ftp'd the giant tar ball from the "broken disk drive" to a good USB disk drive and then extracted it
The test was these happened to be home movies...i.e. big suckers like 600MB and they all played just fine
In addition I was able to get text files.
The only item in question is the OS itself.
I know tar will grab the files but you have some Windoze issues with permissions etc
Best of Luck
Unix since 1983 Linux mostly last 5 years
Thank you, all three.
There's always this ...
Boot your machine with a live CD. (An Ubuntu installer CD would do in a pinch.)
Back-up your DOS file system using Linux tools. (tar.?z*, split)
Restore your data easily after migration.
That's always been my choice ... of course, you have to have sufficient backup media available, but that would be true in any case.
You can use dd for windows.
I think you can use debug.
You can use ghost.
Acronis may work.
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