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Old 09-30-2013, 11:41 PM   #1
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Newbie looking for a better disaster recovery solution RedHat 5 Ent


In the process of looking for better D.R. backup solutions. it's mainly a file server, the server lost it's tape backup. what is a starting point. currently the system has a USB HD connected and supposedly is being backed up. the system kinda fell into my lap. what kind of back up commands are out there for linux?


besides me being the disaster, can anybody give me some tips
please

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Old 10-01-2013, 03:17 AM   #2
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Can you post the output from
Code:
uname -a

cat /etc/*release*
In any case, have a look at rsync, mondorescue, clonezilla for starters.
Ensure you have the install media for the OS and remember that RDBMSes (eg Oracle, MySQL etc) require using the DB supplied tools unless you do a cold backup.

You could also peruse http://www.linuxlinks.com/article/20...03/Backup.html
 
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Old 10-01-2013, 10:37 PM   #3
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Thank Chris, not only new to Linux but new to any kind of posts too. I think I learned the system is running amanda. it's going to take some time before I can gain root control. mean time I may try to setup a Fedora if the old rack Intel Server isn't too old for it.
Thank you
 
Old 10-02-2013, 12:56 AM   #4
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Hi: LoganRigs & Welcome to Linux Questions-

That command that Chris is asking you to run; you don't have to perform it as root.
Here's mine so you have an idea of what your's looks like before you post the output.
I'm running Fedora 19-

Code:
~]$ cat /etc/*release*
Fedora release 19 (Schrödinger’s Cat)
NAME=Fedora
VERSION="19 (Schrödinger’s Cat)"
ID=fedora
VERSION_ID=19
PRETTY_NAME="Fedora 19 (Schrödinger’s Cat)"
ANSI_COLOR="0;34"
CPE_NAME="cpe:/o:fedoraproject:fedora:19"
Fedora release 19 (Schrödinger’s Cat)
Fedora release 19 (Schrödinger’s Cat)
cpe:/o:fedoraproject:fedora:19
When you run uname -a it will provide the version of the kernel that your using-

https://fedoraproject.org/get-fedora
http://clonezilla.org/
http://www.mondorescue.org/
https://rsync.samba.org/

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Old 10-02-2013, 02:37 AM   #5
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Amanda is a good backup system, although usually for more than one system.
Here's a good quick intro http://www.zmanda.com/quick-backup-setup.html
 
Old 10-02-2013, 03:06 AM   #6
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check out this link it might help:

https://access.redhat.com/site/docum...kups-tech.html

Using tar, backing up the contents of a directory can be as simple as issuing a command similar to the following:
tar cf /mnt/backup/home-backup.tar /home/
 
  


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