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Old 07-15-2003, 06:53 AM   #1
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Backup - what program is best?

I am researching which program is best for backing up essential files - files that will help rebuild a linux (Debian) box in case of a terminal crash.

- I need to know what program that is most appropriate - so far TAR and DUMP are considerations.
- Next question is *what* files should I back up?
- I want to back up to a directory, which will then either be burnt to disk on a local machine or saved in a directory on a local machine.
- Anyone know or be able to write a script???

This has some urgency in that I have at the moment no protection in case of a crash or failure.

Any takers?


Old 07-15-2003, 07:01 AM   #2
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I suggest looking at partimage, it's a great tool, uses bzip compression, and is also capable of splitting up into bite sized morsels (say 690MB size maybe ).

Old 07-15-2003, 09:06 PM   #3
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Thanks for that - further research has shown up that this is definitely the way to go for what I want.



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