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Old 01-12-2010, 04:16 AM   #1
hadimotamedi
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Linux dump and restore?


Dear All
Can you please confirm if the following scenario works for making my client and server as identical ?
My local(source) Linux server @192.168.0.2
My remote Linux client @192.168.0.70
On the local system :
#df -m
Filesystem Mounted on
/dev/hda3 /
/dev/hda1 /boot
tmpfs /dev/shm
On the local system , issue the followings to make client and server as identical :
#dump -0uvf - /dev/hda3 | ssh root@192.168.0.70 -c "restore -rf - /"
#dump -0uvf - /dev/hda1 | ssh root@192.168.0.70 -c "restore -rf - /boot"
#dump -0uvf - /dev/shm | ssh root@192.168.0.70 -c "restore -rf - /tmpfs"
Can you please confirm if my understanding is right?
Thank you
 
Old 01-12-2010, 07:13 PM   #2
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You'll get a copy of SOMETHING. I wouldn't be too sure about the
state of volatile files if you do this from a live system, and
I definitely wouldn't try to copy /dev/shm


I'd recommend using a live-cd on both machines to execute that
clone, to be on the save side.


Cheers,
Tink

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