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Old 04-30-2012, 05:57 AM   #1
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Question System Restore in linux


I have a system, I got my Apache web server messed up after update. I want to do a system restore. is that possible in Linux. I use Open-SUSE 11.4
 
Old 04-30-2012, 06:08 AM   #2
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Do you keep backups?

I have thought about doing something like a system restore on my own PCs but when you think about it all it would do is give you a base system again without updates or personal settings. So your best option, as always anyway, is to keep current backups and restore the most recent one if something goes wrong with the running system. Just my (not so) humble opinion.
 
Old 04-30-2012, 06:13 AM   #3
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If you mean "Does Linux set system restore points like Windows does?" then the answer is no. It is up to the individual sysadmin to take backups. A well designed backup system would allow you to restore the Apache configuration files.
 
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Arrow I am new

I dont have backup. I am new to Linux and dont have formal training.
I do not have system backup. The major question is, if there is a system restore on linux, how is it done?
What I have is a server used for Library automation use Koha 3.0.05

Thanks and have a good one
 
Old 04-30-2012, 06:18 AM   #5
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Exclamation backup design

Thanks Catkin,
Could Ihave an Idea on how the backup design is done?

Do have a lovely day.
 
Old 04-30-2012, 06:20 AM   #6
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Backups are a really good idea as you have found out.

In the absence of backups, a sysadmin's log would help -- provided it includes the Apache configuration done.

For the future, you might like to look at etckeeper to help when configurations (which should all be under /etc) go astray.

IDK OpenSUSE but most distros' upgrade procedures do not remove local configuration files. Is there a chance that the upgrade made a copy of the existing config files before installing new ones?
 
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Could Ihave an Idea on how the backup design is done?
That's a big question! There are many ways of doing it, balancing complexity and effort against the level of protection required, ease of restores and the holy grail of "bare metal recovery".

Best you search the Internet to get some ideas and then ask again in a new thread when you have questions.
 
Old 04-30-2012, 10:11 AM   #8
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It's been a few years since I uses Suse but, I recall in YaST there being an option to do a backup. I recall it having numerous options for the type of backup. I would open YaST and look there else you should have no problem finding scripts to do whatever type backup you want.
 
Old 04-30-2012, 09:32 PM   #9
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What I found is, there is a tool named Back In Time which you can use to take backup. I think it would be interesting and helpful to you.
Or else you can use tar or rsync command to take backup of your system.

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