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Old 04-28-2003, 04:20 AM   #1
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dump & restore

Hello gentlemen,

Once again i have failed. My linux redhat 8 is dead.

Error messages are irrelavant since i have kept backups of all of the filesystems.

problem 1.

How do i use restore to restore my original settings?

my backups are on /fileserver2/backups/

hda5 (/)

those are the filenames problem is when i restore linux hangs becuase its getting overwritten.

Solution? i format each filesystem....problem? no restore program to do the restore with and since my fileserver2 is vfat and on a ide controller i need to be alble to mount that first to access the backup files.

i've tried doing a minimal install of linux then using the boot cd to do rescue and then delete and restore each directory, but it doesnt find restore for some reason.... (program not found)

does anyone know what im saying? i wish i had made images now......

any help would be great

i've used restore -x -f /fileserver2/backups/boot while in the boot directory, it works ! but this entire process only works when i have got a full install of linux on there and with a full install i cant do a full restore becuase restore doesnt overwrite some files, and when restoring /usr it crashes (probably becuase the backup files are changing key settings?)

Old 04-29-2003, 01:56 AM   #2
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you can boot from a linux cdrom in rescue mode,
mount your drive with the backup files, and then
run your restore commands.
i can't remember the restore commands. It's been too
long since i've used it.


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