Welcome to the most active Linux Forum on the web.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!


  Search this Thread
Old 09-26-2008, 01:04 PM   #1
LQ Newbie
Registered: Aug 2008
Location: india
Distribution: rhel 5 server
Posts: 27

Rep: Reputation: 15
how to take system backup like system restore in windows

how to take the complete system backup so that in case of error system can be restore to that point.
Old 09-26-2008, 01:22 PM   #2
Registered: Aug 2008
Location: Virginia, USA
Distribution: Kubuntu 10.04 x64
Posts: 85

Rep: Reputation: 15
From what I read and experienced that is the easiest is Clonezilla. I haven't tried a back up yet but as for making a copy of the HDD its easy. There are many guides on clonezilla just google it.
Old 09-26-2008, 03:09 PM   #3
LQ Guru
Registered: Oct 2005
Location: Northeast Ohio
Distribution: linuxdebian
Posts: 7,249
Blog Entries: 5

Rep: Reputation: 191Reputation: 191
for quick and easy automated file backups look at flyback

This is similar to apples Time Machine,
Old 09-26-2008, 03:57 PM   #4
Registered: Mar 2006
Location: Austria
Distribution: Mandriva/Debian
Posts: 104

Rep: Reputation: 17
Clonecopies are not necessary with linux. You want a rsync script like draksync, as an example.
It manages as many generations of backup files as you want. And, it duplicates unchanged files as hardlinks saving diskspace.


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Backup and restore system.... tar.gz? lebabyg Linux - General 10 09-28-2007 09:16 AM
LXer: Backup and Restore Ubuntu System using Sbackup LXer Syndicated Linux News 0 03-21-2007 04:01 PM
Backup and Restore a LAMP system? cucolin@ Linux - General 2 02-24-2007 07:29 AM
Linux Raid system backup and restore ron4linux Red Hat 1 08-29-2003 12:57 PM
How to backup and restore a working Linux System redwolf Linux - General 3 07-27-2003 08:01 PM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:04 PM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration