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Old 07-02-2007, 10:43 AM   #1
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Bare metal restore suggestions

I have a few linux boxes here I would like to backup such that I could do a bare metal restore on them. Ideally I would like to restore not only the data but also the disk layout. So, something like g4u was really nice but its only problem is that it copies the entire hard drive. Would it be something more space efficient (i.e. does not copy unused space) that is networkable and will restore the partitions too, so all I have to do is boot the deceased machine off a CD and then unleash the restore thingie?
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Old 07-02-2007, 06:45 PM   #3
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More to the point, use the clonezilla live-cd !
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Thanks for the suggestion! I got the live CD but now have yet another question: how does it reach the network drive it would be saving the image at? From what I read I would give it a NFS share, which would then be mounted, and let it copy to it. But, it seems to have some ssh stuff going on; does it mean it can also just scp to the image depot machine?
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I have a fc7 box on the network with a large drive for storing images. It's formatted as ext3 and mounted to /home/partimag .
I mount it there because that is the default location which the live-cd wants to use.
On that fc7 box, I have sshd started. Then, I select the option to save to a ssh connection when using the live-cd.


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