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Old 10-08-2002, 02:00 PM   #1
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Post backup of system !!


Hello Friends,

i want to take backup of my system.

i would i ?

-Hitesh
 
Old 10-08-2002, 02:05 PM   #2
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Well, what hardware do you have at your disposal? CD Burner? Tape backup? Spare harddisks, possibly setup in a mirroring RAID configuration?
Just asking 'How would I take a backup of my system' is a very open question. Perhaps a little more info would be good?
 
Old 10-08-2002, 02:07 PM   #3
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That question is kind of vague you think ?? How do you want to backup ( Like what type of hardware do you have to backup to ) and what type of media do you want to backup to ??
Have you tried to search for any documents or howto's on how to backup ??

I was beat, that never happens.. I'm suppose to be the fastest.
 
Old 10-08-2002, 02:16 PM   #4
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Hi,

Sorry to written wrong word,

How would i take a bachup of my sys.

i don't have any hardware.not any one of three.

1)is it possible to take backup on any partition.(in only linux)
2)if i up grade my sys then
is it possible to get my data back agian
3)how it is?

thanks for quick reply,
thanks Thymox

-Hitesh
 
Old 10-08-2002, 02:51 PM   #5
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Quote:
Originally posted by hitesh_linux
Hi,

Sorry to written wrong word,

How would i take a bachup of my sys.

i don't have any hardware.not any one of three.

1)is it possible to take backup on any partition.(in only linux)
2)if i up grade my sys then
is it possible to get my data back agian
3)how it is?

thanks for quick reply,
thanks Thymox

-Hitesh
So are you asking if you can backup to another partition or hardrive you have setup ?? If that is what your asking, sure, you can backup to it. Just copy the files over, update your system then copy them back over but just be sure on updating your system if your reinstalling or formatting not to format the parition you moved the files over to.

Try to be a little more clear, still not fully understanding what you want to backup or do really.
 
Old 10-08-2002, 05:56 PM   #6
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If you mean that you are afraid of messing up youre settings and then have the originalīs to get back to, itīs the /etc folder you should back up (as root). This is where the settings for all your programs are.
You could f.ex. make a folder in the /root folder called sys_backup and then make a copy of /etc to that folder.
 
Old 10-08-2002, 09:14 PM   #7
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Firstly... sorry Drew.
Quote:
Originally posted by hitesh_linux
How would i take a bachup of my sys...I don't have any hardware.not any one of three.
1)You can make a backup from any partition to any partition, however, sense comes into play. If you're worried about your system, then keeping a copy of the important stuff on a remote stoarage (CD/other harddisk/tape/network) would be a very good idea. These days devices such as these are not very expensive. It's worth consideration.
2)Yes and now, and depends. If you upgrade your system, and the only things that you took a backup of was your personal data, then yes. If you took a backup of your setup data (such as that founf in /etc), then possibly. If ou took a backup of your /usr directories, then probably no. It all depends on what you need to backup.
3) Again, that depends on your circumstances. Backing up to a seperate partition can be as simple as copying the files or 'zipping' them. CD burning is another matter, as is backingup onto tape.
 
  


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