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Old 12-11-2003, 06:48 AM   #1
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backup byte-for-byte

In the last year I installed Slack about 50 times. The sad part is they were all on the same PC. Is there a good backup tool for Linux that copies (and compresses of course) free space and used space, but Norton Ghost. and yes, I know Ghost can backup Linux some partition types, but I've had bad results (errors) in the past, and anyways, I'm using ReiserFS now. I have also tried Linux's PartImage, but had bad luck with that as well as I do not think it backed up my MBR because "no operating system was found" when I booted after a restore. It would really help me so much if a good backup tool existed....or some good documentation on how to backup byte-for-byte (mbr and all) with dd or a similar CLI. It must be able to backup the MBR, super-block, and free space...not just used compressed directory structure. Thanks for any input
Old 12-11-2003, 11:47 AM   #2
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You could try the partimage ...
Old 12-11-2003, 05:01 PM   #3
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like i said, i've had bad results with partimage. besides, it does not copy free space, and i dont think it copies the MBR or other important data either.


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