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shooters 12-14-2005 03:14 PM

Backup tool
 
Is there any good tool to backup my entire harddrive (running only Suse 10) on a Windows XP computer, something similar to Norton Ghost?

Thanks..

Tinkster 12-14-2005 03:53 PM

Boot of a knoppix CD, mount a share on the windows box, fire up
partimage, and off you go.


Cheers,
Tink

pixellany 12-14-2005 04:53 PM

The best backup is one that happens automatically at least once per day. In the Linux world, some purists might suggest you simply write a shell script and set it up to run under cron.

Either here or on UbuntuForums there was a thread on "sbackup". I installed it but have not yet tried it.

The REAL trick is get something that does incremental backups--ie it only copies files that have changed. I have not seen a free Linux app that does this.

The commercial product most often mentioned is Arkeia.

Here's the link for sbackup"

http://sourceforge.net/projects/sbackup/

liamoboyle 12-14-2005 05:59 PM

Rsync can be used to incremental backups, it's pretty straightforward.

http://www.google.co.nz/search?q=inc...20with%20rsync

pixellany 12-14-2005 06:17 PM

Correct--however it is not a backup **solution**---it is maybe part of a solution. You really need scheduling of automatic backup.

chrism01 12-14-2005 11:22 PM

There are several options, try Amanda (free) http://www.amanda.org/

Tinkster 12-15-2005 01:25 AM

I fail to see how any of the suggestions should have the
slightest resemblance to Ghost ... OK, so what he's after
is a way to create an HDD image and NOT a backup solution :}
But still


Cheers,
Tink

liamoboyle 12-15-2005 01:41 AM

Ah, yes, that would be different. Look at the man page for dd I guess.

rubella 12-15-2005 07:14 AM

try g4u when u want to make an image of your HD... g4u stands for 'ghost for unix'...

download and more:
http://www.feyrer.de/g4u/

KimVette 12-15-2005 02:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by pixellany

The REAL trick is get something that does incremental backups--ie it only copies files that have changed. I have not seen a free Linux app that does this.

dar/kdar will do exactly what you want.


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