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Old 11-28-2008, 07:50 PM   #1
cameleon666
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storing attributes and own settings in a file (whoole partition) ???


Is it possible to print all files, directories - (best whoole partition) - attributes and own settings in to the file?

I just want to make backup, last time i did by mistake
find . -type f -exec chmod 644 {} \; main dir :[
 
Old 11-28-2008, 08:30 PM   #2
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It sounds like you want to make a backup image of your system?

You could simply use tar to create an archive of the entire OS, but that is a bit inelegant to backup the entire system. You would be better off booting into a live CD and using a tool like Partimage to create a compressed system image that can be written back in the future if necessary. It is important to make the image from a live environment because you want to make sure no files are changed while you make the backup image.
 
Old 11-28-2008, 08:45 PM   #3
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i didnt mention that this is webserver
well as you can tell webservers enviroment are changing after some time, if i make backup of my entire partition theen after month restore i will have old data, so in this case i just want to print attribs/owning so i can restore only this.

But anyway, since there been talking about image method, can i ask you better to tar entire system or use that image?. If for example something went down for good and quickly need to restore everything - and all stuff has to work wich method is better?

If as you say Image, - can you write down some newb walkthru?
I have recovery console i think it will be ok to do with it?

thx
regards camel
 
  


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