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Old 02-05-2003, 12:19 PM   #1
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Question Equivalent of Norton Ghost for Linux?


Wondering if there is an equivalent of Norton Ghost for Linux (using RH8) so I can create a backup image of the OS. Any idea??
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Old 02-05-2003, 12:59 PM   #2
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you can create an image with dd.
Code:
dd if=/dev/vg1/home of=./home.img
If you are using this to craete backups there are better ways, like cpio or tar.
 
Old 02-05-2003, 02:45 PM   #3
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Now with 'dd' are you able to then put that on CD so you can boot and restore later? More info on that would be awesome, I might want to look into that.

Thanks!
 
Old 02-06-2003, 06:20 AM   #4
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I use dd to archive an image of a bootable cd ie
dd if=/dev/hdc of=dumpfile
To save my linux partition to tape or another disk/partition as root
I type

cd /
tar -cpvlzf nnn

where for expmple nnn is /dev/st0 for scsi tape
or /disk2/dumpfile.taz in my case to dump to my 2nd hd
hope this helps
 
Old 02-06-2003, 06:51 AM   #5
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Gee thanks, even I was hoping to find something easier and straightforward like Ghost.
 
Old 02-06-2003, 03:31 PM   #6
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I think the latest version of Norton Ghost now supports the linux file system. I did manage to create a backup of my system and write to cd albeit it was spammed over 4 cds. However the problem I encountered was it would not restore. I know this is of no use to you if you cannot restore it but the backup claimed it was successful. Maybe someone could explain to me where they think I went wrong if they have tried a similar thing themselves. If you want to check out latest Ghost and try it out, i hope you have more success. Incidentally I used Ghost 2001.

Good luck

atko.
 
Old 02-06-2003, 04:43 PM   #7
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Thanks for your reply,
we use Norton Ghost quite a lot at work, remember reading once about Linux support, but cannot find any info on the latest Ghost 2002. I have seen some other programs around, but still beta versions, looking for something more reliable.
 
Old 02-06-2003, 05:28 PM   #8
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Ghost 2003 will _apparently_ do it
http://service1.symantec.com/SUPPORT...99021909463125
 
Old 08-06-2003, 10:51 PM   #9
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Equivalent of Norton Ghost for Linux?

Another product that images a drive/partition is "Drive Image" by a company named "Power Quest." Drive Image was up to version 6.x, when I last checked. The big plus to this product is that it images DOS, Linux (Ext2/3), MS Win (Fat 16/32, NTFS v4/v5), and O/S2's HPFS. I use Drive Image and Ghost, I like Drive Image better!!!

http://www.powerquest.com
 
Old 08-07-2003, 12:59 AM   #10
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yes norton ghost 2002 or later should work when making an image, and if it doesn't boot i think all you have to do is re-configure lilo ..
you can even look into GNU Parted or mondo rescue which are linux based backup utilitys...
 
Old 08-08-2003, 09:19 PM   #11
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Ghost Success!! (not the best case though)

I have successfully been able to use Symantec Ghost 7.0 to ghost a RedHat 8.0 disk.

Here is the catch.... the only way that has worked has been a disk to disk. I've been trying a bunch of wireless configurations and need to restore back to a certain point when I "f" everything up... I keep the origional on an IDE HD & slave it in when I need to restore. Not pritty.. but functional. ;-)

{SNaP}C0|_D
 
Old 10-07-2003, 10:45 PM   #12
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Wait, I'm confused... I've been looking at Norton Ghost and everything I've seen says that you really should run Ghost on the drive you're backing up. Well, that means they should offer a Linux version for download, right? Everything I've seen suggest that they only have Windows versions. Same for Drive Image.

I've tried Ghost and I couldn't find a way to make an image of a network drive even if I wanted to. But like I said, their documentation says it's inadvisable.

How have you all been doing it? Over the network or on the local machine? If you're running it on the local machine, where can I find tar or rpms for that?
 
Old 10-07-2003, 10:54 PM   #13
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You can do network and local backup tasks using Mondo Rescue. It has a simple GUI that's very friendly -although if you want it to be very powerful you'll need to do some man pages reading but it's not really difficult - and you can even crontab it! very good utility, use it to backup through NFS mount very easiy.
 
Old 10-07-2003, 11:16 PM   #14
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Well, if I had my choice, I'd like to be able to backup over my LAN from a Windows machine. That's why I was originally interested in Ghost. I'd like to be able to backup my Linux box over a mapped Network drive (via Samba) from my Windows machine.

That's how I'd /like/ to do it, but if that's not advisable or not practical then I'd prefer to have something that I can manipulate it using SSH so I can run it from my Windows machine. Can Mondo do that?
 
Old 10-08-2003, 12:03 AM   #15
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how abt dump and restore command

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