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Old 10-23-2005, 12:23 PM   #1
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How do I create system restore points similar to XP.

Being a newbie to linux I am wondering how I can create restore points in FC4 so that if I do something to the system that buggers it up I can go back to when the system was working fine.

Perhaps I could create some kind of image files that I can store as backups on my HDs.

So far I haev not done anything to damage my linux machine but I would hate to have to reinstall everything from scratch if I did.
Old 10-23-2005, 01:48 PM   #2
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You can use the dd tool. It's not newbie-friendly, but very usefull.

Mount the partitions you want to copy read-only and run something like: dd if=/dev/hda6 of=/mounted/folder or dd if=/dev/hd[x][y] | gzip > /path/to/image.gz

Explore and test the command extensively before you run this inside your working system. It's very powerful onces you get the hang of it.

Otherwise try:
Old 10-23-2005, 02:44 PM   #3
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I've seen people check the /etc directory into cvs
again not exactly a newbie-friendly solution
Old 10-24-2005, 04:29 AM   #4
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there is a program called parted which will take an image of our partition

there is a livecd that contains it called system rescue cd


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