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Old 12-08-2008, 05:22 AM   #1
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Wanto to take Backup of complete Hard Disk??

I have a RHEL system of which I want to take complete Backup as My essential folders have been stored there.
which tool gonna help me out?
Pls Help.
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Usually, you can live with backing up the files that make a linux install, except the virtual folders (/proc, /sys ... and maybe the logs) and get away with that (best tared and feath^H^H^H^H°Hgnuzipped) just fine - when you have the backups on reliable media, and at least two of them.
When reinstalling the backup, prepare a partitioned drive or pre-setup array from a livecd and play back your files, then chroot to the mounted root dir and adjust fstab and bootloader entries reflecting the new partition ids, then run grub-install or lilo. Complete partition-level backups are rarely of use unless you want to clone your system to a drive with same size and partition setup.
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I want a complete backup of my Linux System including all the softies'.
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