LinuxQuestions.org
Share your knowledge at the LQ Wiki.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Password
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 10-05-2004, 04:02 PM   #1
jimp180
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Oct 2004
Posts: 4

Rep: Reputation: 0
Back-up


I recently had a hard drive failure on our Linux server, due to negligence and stupidity on my part I only had a handful of things backed up. when this happened I grabbed another 40 gig drive ( I have a stack of them that were failed video raid drives, go figure they would fail again) reinstalled all the programs and began the painstaking endeavourer of configuring everything. I also ordered a new 120 gig drive I installed it in my Linux server and created 3 40 gig partitions , /backup /spare /winfiles (the last being fat32 formatted while the former 2 Linux fs3) this is all on mandrake 10 distro.
what I need is for someone to lead me in the right direction from here, I would like to set this up so it is redundantly backed up so if and when it fails again i can just point lilo or grub or whatever to the other drive and be back in business, I would also like the backup drive to stay current with as little input from me as possible. so if anyone knows what packages I need to install or how to set this up please reply and thanks in advance for any help, also if you need to know anything else about my system or what Iím trying to do feel free to ask. I am new to Linux so I probably havenít provided the details you need, thanks again
jimp
 
Old 10-05-2004, 04:25 PM   #2
marghorp
Senior Member
 
Registered: Jan 2004
Location: Slovenia
Distribution: Slackware 10.1, SLAX to the MAX :)
Posts: 1,040

Rep: Reputation: 45
My backup

I created an easy (simple) shell script, that backs up all important things. I then ran it as a cron job, and it works wonders for me. I suggest you do the same for you. But to do this, you must first organize your drives in a logical order, for the script to be small and simple. This way you can copy all the files, or all new files to the backup directory(partition) and if all fails, be back in business with copying the data back to the original partition. You could go for RAID, but this is too much for me, because I have never done it (with only one harddisk, no use for that).

Hope you find some sense in this!

Good luck!
 
  


Reply


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 Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Im Back londonboi General 2 02-24-2005 02:39 PM
Back again raving LinuxQuestions.org Member Intro 1 09-05-2004 02:22 PM
why I will not go back jackassjim LinuxQuestions.org Member Success Stories 4 09-05-2004 05:07 AM
Back Here Again ! :) rvijay General 5 07-16-2004 03:35 AM
Back button to Go Back? javamdk Linux - Newbie 2 07-08-2004 11:34 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:19 AM.

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