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Old 05-12-2008, 05:18 AM   #1
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dd backup to nfsmount help please


Hi guys,

We have some RedHat Machines that need to be backed up.

What we'd like to do is create an NFS mount to a Hp Tru64 or a Solaris 8 server and use dd to backup the Redhat machine to the NFS mount.

First of all I'd like to get the nfs mount sorted. I'm not too worried about the permanent right now. I'd just like to get it to work on the fly for now.

Can anyone please help?
 
Old 05-12-2008, 05:28 AM   #2
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OK, so I have the NFS mount part sorted.

Now i just need to run the dd command to put the output to the nfsmounted directory

Can anyone help please?
 
Old 05-12-2008, 05:44 AM   #3
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Not a very well worded question. What are you trying to backup? dd itself is pretty simple

dd if=input_partition of=nfsmounted_destination

Look at man dd
 
Old 05-12-2008, 05:46 AM   #4
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Looking at your other post, if you are trying to dd /, you will want to boot with a live CD or similar, then mount your nfs drive and / then do the dd
 
Old 05-12-2008, 07:52 AM   #5
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Looking at your other post, if you are trying to dd /, you will want to boot with a live CD or similar, then mount your nfs drive and / then do the dd
Hi Billy,

sorry for the obscure question, and thank you for the swift reply.

I was in a little bit of a hurry, so I thought I'd post the question here, then read the man page.

I'm new to working full time with unix/linux and I'm just getting used to the whole man page thing.

I think I have the 'dd' part sorted too.

We'd like to backup the entire disk to a nfsmount.


Thanks again for the help.

Stin.
 
  


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