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pcfast 03-22-2013 04:42 PM

Backup/Restore Guide for Mac and Windows?
 
I was wondering if there is a Backup/Restore guide for new Linux users that want to switch over from Macs or Windows? I tried searching for it on LQ but didn't see any complete guides.

I keep backups on my external HD of some of my computers but I am having trouble using the utility to do it on older computers. These are the ones I obviously want to install Linux on! :)

Anyway if there is good complete guide on LQ or somewhere else I would appreciate the help.

lleb 03-22-2013 06:55 PM

what exactly are you looking for? there are plenty of backup scripts and backup applications for Linux out in the world, google is your friend, and many scripts here in LQ for backups. I know Ive written a few of them.

You still have not really said what you are looking for?

do you want to know how to backup data on a linux box to an external HDD?

do you want to know how to mirror a server to an other server for HTTP or POP3/SMTP?

do you want to know how to make a complete backup of your system using DD?

what?

pcfast 03-22-2013 10:07 PM

I am trying to make a backup of an iBook G4 I have. I would like to put Lubuntu or another Linux distro that is PowerPC chip compatible.

I can't get the WD External HD to boot the backup utility and it won't let me drag and drop files onto it.

shivaa 03-22-2013 10:28 PM

You can simply use dd utility for backup.
Code:

~$ dd if=/path/to/input of=/path/to/output_device
Else little googling will return hundreds of similar results. For instance, check here and here.

PS: Please use normal size of fonts while posting.

lleb 03-23-2013 11:54 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by pcfast (Post 4916888)
I am trying to make a backup of an iBook G4 I have. I would like to put Lubuntu or another Linux distro that is PowerPC chip compatible.

I can't get the WD External HD to boot the backup utility and it won't let me drag and drop files onto it.

hmm lets see an iBook G4 would be running at the most 10.4 and maybe an older vs of OSx. Are you saying that you can not force OSx to load/boot to and from the external HDD for a recovery image?

If that is the case you may be stuck with just backing up your data and if you need to return to OSx on the iBook perform a fresh install of OSx with your original disks from Apple.

http://www.debian.org/ports/powerpc/

http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=400823

https://www.google.com/search?q=powe...hrome&ie=UTF-8

as for installing Linux on a PPC old G4, check out those links. that might help.

pcfast 03-24-2013 09:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by lleb (Post 4917232)
hmm lets see an iBook G4 would be running at the most 10.4 and maybe an older vs of OSx. Are you saying that you can not force OSx to load/boot to and from the external HDD for a recovery image?

I can't get the WD Software to boot to do a backup using the WD utility on the HD. I guess I will use another backup software to do it.

Yeah the iBook is running 10.3.9 if I remember correctly. Still runs pretty well for it's age though! :)


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