Originally Posted by sutley
what i used for "cloning" my server
That all looks good, but not technically a "clone" (which you may not need). You should probably also have a copy of at least your MBR, probably all of Track 0 would be better (to catch parts of grub/lilo). A copy of "fdisk -l" output could be a lifesaver. A seperate copy of /etc/fstab is very handy as well.
You can see some of the other things I typically backup in this thread: http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...d.php?t=484104
As you can see, I backup quite a bit more than is technically required for a restore. But some of what I backup is for ease and convenience of a bare-metal restore. Also stuff that might be handy in troubleshooting a problem that does not require a restore.