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Old 12-14-2005, 03:14 PM   #1
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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..
 
Old 12-14-2005, 03:53 PM   #2
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Boot of a knoppix CD, mount a share on the windows box, fire up
partimage, and off you go.


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Old 12-14-2005, 04:53 PM   #3
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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/
 
Old 12-14-2005, 05:59 PM   #4
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Rsync can be used to incremental backups, it's pretty straightforward.

http://www.google.co.nz/search?q=inc...20with%20rsync
 
Old 12-14-2005, 06:17 PM   #5
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Correct--however it is not a backup **solution**---it is maybe part of a solution. You really need scheduling of automatic backup.
 
Old 12-14-2005, 11:22 PM   #6
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There are several options, try Amanda (free) http://www.amanda.org/
 
Old 12-15-2005, 01:25 AM   #7
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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


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Ah, yes, that would be different. Look at the man page for dd I guess.
 
Old 12-15-2005, 07:14 AM   #9
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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/
 
Old 12-15-2005, 02:29 PM   #10
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Quote:
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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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