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Old 04-07-2007, 06:12 AM   #1
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Question Back Up Suse-System but how do i make it?

I use daily Windows MS. Now I want to change on Suse-Linux.

I have already installed the version 10. I have also installed all updates. Everything functions excellently. How can I do a protection of the system on DVD-Disk? Do reach in addition the Boardtools?

Thanks for help!


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Old 04-07-2007, 06:34 AM   #2
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One normally performs a backup using the tar utility. Regular backups run tar from cron. Basically you just archive the content of the /home directory (and any others you want to save).

tar zcvf /dev/dvd /home

to perform an incremental backup, one uses find to locate the files to backup:
i.e. incremental backup every 24 hours:

tar zcvf /dev/dvd `find /home -mtime -1 -type f -print`

You can run this command each 24hours automatically in crontab.

Restore the backup as follows:

tar zxvf /dev/dvd /

(all this assumes /dev/dvd exists and points to your dvd device)

Of course, one could use the -g option to create/list/extract new gnu format incremental backups. More information, see the tar manpage.

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Old 04-07-2007, 05:37 PM   #3
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Note: you can also use rsync - but that is more for network backups.


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