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paragkalra 04-15-2008 02:01 AM

Backing up complete Linux system
 
Hello Folks,

Does anyone has idea about taking the complete backup in Linux. Through which I should be able to take the backup of not only data but also installed softwares & applications along with the entire Operating System.

Thus in an event of crisis I should be able to restore everything along with the operating system just the way Nortan Ghost does.

Kindly suggest.

BlueC 04-15-2008 02:21 AM

There are many tools to help you do that, G4L (Ghost 4 Linux) is one of them:

http://sourceforge.net/projects/g4l

paragkalra 04-15-2008 02:24 AM

Thanks BlueC. I didn't know that.

Does anyone know more such utilities? Is there any inbuilt Linux utility to take the backup?

billymayday 04-15-2008 02:45 AM

dd will do it just fine

There's a very good dd thread on LQ somewhere

Edit - here you go http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ommand-362506/

paragkalra 04-15-2008 05:26 AM

Can "dump" & "restore" be used for the same purpose?


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