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Old 07-22-2007, 04:22 PM   #1
dogface2006
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ipcop how to backup settings


I am using ipcop ver .13 I would like to know how to back it up, I have
an older computer that I have using with 2 nics one for red and green.
I have tried just copying the files usesing konqueror in root mode
but am not sure I got all the files, some would not copy.
I have tried upgrading before and all it did was crash and I had to go through the entire reinstall and settings, what a pain in the butt, perhaps there is a better piece of software to use for firewall/router.

I would of used the ipcop website forum but am unable to register there
seems to be a private club, tried to register but you have to have a code before you can register, seems very odd, how can anyone ever get help from them, perhaps I will be lucky here.
 
Old 07-23-2007, 07:49 PM   #2
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I'd test the registration process for you but I don't need an account I'm not going to use.

It may be easier for you to try their IRC support (#ipcop @ irc.freenode.net).

EDIT: How about this link -- http://www.ipcops.com/index.php?name...t=backup+ipcop

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Old 07-23-2007, 08:35 PM   #3
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backing up your settings is easy. you go to the "Backup" screen (in System menu), then just do whatever option you want- backup to floppy, backup to removable media, backup to disk, etc.

to backup to disk, enter a description in the "Description" field, press the button that says "create a new backup set," and in a few seconds a backup set will show up on the bottom. select the disk icon to save it to disk, and it's saved to whatever location you save it to. couldn't be easier.

as for updates, i've done 6 so far, from .10 to .16 (just today, coincidentally) and have never had a problem. maybe you have a misconfiguration or some sort of hardware problem.

gl

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Old 07-24-2007, 05:06 AM   #4
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What is the best strategies to assign the address of NIC such green and red ?

Gateway address:
Modem:192.168.1.254
Router:192.168.1.1

I plan to install the ipcop like this

modem->ipcop->router->computer

Thanks for your help.

Your help is greatly appreciated by me and others.
 
Old 07-24-2007, 05:32 PM   #5
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Thank you all for your reply's
I finally go a "backup" of sorts using the web interface for ipcop and using the backup, I used
a USB stick of 1gig and it created two files on it
also it created a key file on the computer that I was
using, so it looks like you use the key along with the .dat files when you backup.
I think what I will finally do with this is to use a second HD, configure it slave the with a livecd and a terminal use the dd command and just duplicate the entire HD, that should then all me to just move the ribbon cable to the slave (make it master) then reboot and have a complet bootable backup in addition to the primary drive.
I like the idea of tarring a backup but actually want someting that will be able to do a quick change if needed.
I failed in my first attempt, I used a 512mb flash in a ide adapter, what I didn't realize was that dd wanted to backup the entire hd not just the partitons.
Again thank you all for your help with this.
 
Old 07-24-2007, 06:11 PM   #6
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If you want to copy the entire HD, maybe something like g4l (ghost for linux) would work for you. I've never used it, so maybe there are better tools that do the same thing, but supposedly you can do one-click backups to clone a hard disk, and then just reinstall that image if you need to.

http://freshmeat.net/projects/g4l/
 
Old 07-24-2007, 11:17 PM   #7
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Originally Posted by slackhack
If you want to copy the entire HD, maybe something like g4l (ghost for linux) would work for you. I've never used it, so maybe there are better tools that do the same thing, but supposedly you can do one-click backups to clone a hard disk, and then just reinstall that image if you need to.

http://freshmeat.net/projects/g4l/
Thanks for the information, I will see how that works, seems like another way would be to
make a tar image dd if=/dev/hda | gzip --fast > hda.img.gzl that command looks interesting
the actual data in the ipcop partiton is just a little more than 512mb but the partition
sizes are 2gig 2gig for the data so the gzip might work.
 
  


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