Review your favorite Linux distribution.
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 01-10-2004, 12:20 PM   #1
Registered: May 2003
Location: N. California
Distribution: FC3 2.6.9
Posts: 110

Rep: Reputation: 15
Nice backup utility for X?

I thought I backed up my entire system correctly by typing this:
>tar -cvf /dev/st0 /
But that didn't seem to do the trick. Forunately I was able to return my system to normal conditions (after MANY hours)

So is there anything for X that will work beautifully without a hitch or worries?
Old 01-10-2004, 01:22 PM   #2
Registered: Oct 2002
Location: Michigan
Distribution: Slackware Linux 10.0
Posts: 289

Rep: Reputation: 30
You could goto and take a look at all of their archiving tools. Currently, I am using "dump" as my backup program and its working flawlessly. "dump" comes with a restoring program that was written hand-in-hand with each other and its called "restore". But "dump" is a backup program that is ran in a terminal (unless you cron the job). Depending on your distribution, I've heard good things about Amanda. Again, take a look at that site and you'll see how many different backup utilities exist. Good Luck.
Old 01-10-2004, 03:25 PM   #3
Senior Member
Registered: Nov 2003
Location: Knoxville, TN
Distribution: Kubuntu 9.04
Posts: 1,168

Rep: Reputation: 53
I use Mondo Rescue 1.67, which itself uses afio (mandy users need to d/l that from cooker). Text based but easy to use... has a menu-driven mode, just type # mondoarchive.


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
Backup Utility Echo Kilo Linux - Software 2 05-16-2005 03:42 PM
Backup Utility *frustration setting in* slackb0t Slackware 2 05-05-2005 05:20 PM
Google has been nice to my site. Is it nice to your site? Travis86 General 5 08-31-2003 02:38 PM
BACKUP utility c0c0deuz Linux - Software 5 06-19-2003 04:47 PM
Nice and confused about nice Hangdog42 Linux - General 5 06-03-2003 05:44 PM

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:47 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