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Old 04-15-2008, 02:01 AM   #1
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Backing up complete Linux system


Hello Folks,

Does anyone has idea about taking the complete backup in Linux. Through which I should be able to take the backup of not only data but also installed softwares & applications along with the entire Operating System.

Thus in an event of crisis I should be able to restore everything along with the operating system just the way Nortan Ghost does.

Kindly suggest.
 
Old 04-15-2008, 02:21 AM   #2
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There are many tools to help you do that, G4L (Ghost 4 Linux) is one of them:

http://sourceforge.net/projects/g4l
 
Old 04-15-2008, 02:24 AM   #3
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Thanks BlueC. I didn't know that.

Does anyone know more such utilities? Is there any inbuilt Linux utility to take the backup?
 
Old 04-15-2008, 02:45 AM   #4
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dd will do it just fine

There's a very good dd thread on LQ somewhere

Edit - here you go http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ommand-362506/

Last edited by billymayday; 04-15-2008 at 02:56 AM.
 
Old 04-15-2008, 05:26 AM   #5
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Can "dump" & "restore" be used for the same purpose?
 
  


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