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Old 06-18-2003, 10:12 AM   #1
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Cool Backup question

What's up? By the way,I have got a question about backing up my RedHat 8.0 server.The question is as follows.

First off,I would like to ask is it okay to tar and gzip all the files under / . If I want to re-install it,may I install a new RedHat 8.0 and paste all the folders to the new RedHat 8.0 / directories?

Please give me some clue.
Old 06-18-2003, 10:48 AM   #2
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Sure. If you tar up everything from / on down, there shouldn't be a problem. Make sure you retain permissions. Also, remember /proc changes each boot and each kernel, so you can leave that out, but remember to create the directory on the new drive.

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