Originally Posted by kitek
I have a rack mounted server with 3 IDE drivers running in LVM so that I have tons of space. Whats the best option to back it up? Only other drive it has at this time is a DVD/CD-RW.
Need more info here I think.
How much data do you have to backup? How important would this backup be?
Do you want to just backup files that may get changed that you would need to restore, or are we talking backup for the purposes of restoring from failure of your LVM?
Typicall "tar" is used for making simple backups. Then its up to you what to do with the subsequent file it makes. You could either put that on CD, leave it on the LVM, or move somewhere else. Alot really depends on what your trying to accomplish with your backup.
I have backups that are nothing more than an rsync of one directory to an external or network drive.
Others that are scripted, run tar, copy files to tape or wherever.