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Old 06-19-2007, 02:22 PM   #1
jdestruel
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Suse 10.2 System Backup software


Hi,

I'd like to backup my entire system i.e. from /; no incremental nor differential backups and I'd like to save the backup to my external USB HD where I have a couple of 60 Gig partitions: one is NTFS; the other VFAT and I really don't it to schedule anything.

There seems to be a lot of backup options. Is there one which is simple: backup from where to where/restore from where to where?

Thanks
 
Old 06-19-2007, 02:39 PM   #2
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I use DAR, which is commandline driven. You can tell it where to start (ie: / or /home) and where to save the image. Differential and incremental are not default but available using switches. You can also use compress, split into slices and exclude directories and files. There is a KDE front-end called KDAR available if you prefer a graphic interface.

Considering Linux's support for NTFS I would recommend using the FAT partition. Even with FUSE/NTFS-3G to write to NTFS I wouldn't trust it enough with valuable data.
 
Old 06-19-2007, 03:25 PM   #3
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Thanks for your prompt answer. I'll give it a try tonight.
 
Old 06-19-2007, 03:35 PM   #4
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I forgot to mention: make sure you exclude the path to where you're backup is being stored. If your external disk is /mnt/USB it's something like -P /mnt/USB. Read the man page before you start to see all the options.
 
  


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