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Old 05-20-2007, 03:20 AM   #1
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Backup of Operating System


Kindly provide the steps to take the Operating System Backup for Advance Server 3 & 4.

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Old 05-20-2007, 04:40 AM   #2
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Can you please provide us with more details?

What are you trying to achieve exactly? Complete backup, data backup...

What have you already tried? Google is your friend.

Old 05-21-2007, 12:53 AM   #3
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Backup of OS


As I have done on AIX OS by the help of smitty. What will be the Redhad linux 3 & 4.

Thanks for your reply.

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May be you are asking about making system backup(or system tape), for that there is no tools to do that, from RedHat, the preferred way is to take a backup of your data alone, then take a backup of you configuration files( usually under /etc).
in restoring, you have to completely install every thing from scratch, then restore your /etc files, after that your datafiles.
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There is afio which is an archiving application like cpio, but much better IMO. I have been using afio for years doing backups and has saved my butt more than once. Plus there is a large number of script wrappers write to use afio. Do a little search on google and you will find some good info.

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Theres also a number of free and commercial backup solutions you can look at depending on your needs/requirements..


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