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Old 12-28-2010, 03:02 AM   #1
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Backup Red Hat Enterprise 5 from RAID 5


Dears,

I have a failed SCSI HDD today and I don't have any backup yet. The server is Red Hat Enterprise 5 configured as Hardware RAID 5. Its now running on the other SCSI HARD DISK. I wonder is there any way (software) to make a full backup of my Red Hat with its applications and configuration to an external USB before my the other HDD fails? any suggestions? Looking forward to hearing from you.

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Old 12-28-2010, 09:46 AM   #2
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Dears,

I have a failed SCSI HDD today and I don't have any backup yet. The server is Red Hat Enterprise 5 configured as Hardware RAID 5. Its now running on the other SCSI HARD DISK. I wonder is there any way (software) to make a full backup of my Red Hat with its applications and configuration to an external USB before my the other HDD fails? any suggestions? Looking forward to hearing from you.

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First, what's the problem? RAID5 has worked the way it should, so right now, you GO REPLACE THE FAILED DRIVE. The array will rebuild itself, and life goes on.

There are MANY backup options, did you try to look for any of them? You can use tar, cpio, Amanda, mondoarchive, mkcdrec, or systeimager. You can even just use the "cp" command. What are you going to back up TO?????
 
Old 12-29-2010, 12:02 AM   #3
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Hi, thanks for replying. We wont buy a new old 80GB SCSI and replace it so that life goes on. (Actually we phoned several companies and they dont have the 80GB SCSI) Anyhow. RedHat has a cadence software which I don't think by cp or cpio or tar would help backing up and restoring as if nothing happened. However the 80GB SCSI failed and I think others will fail soon am asuming (same life span). Am going to try to image it out using clonezilla or Amanda as you suggested. Thanks for your reply.
 
  


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