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Old 01-07-2004, 02:18 PM   #1
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Question backup Suse 9.0

Does anyone have a tip for a good program for backuping Suse 9.0? It has a mySQL server running and need to be backuped to another computer (not server) on a network?
Old 01-07-2004, 02:40 PM   #2
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Do you have more than one drive in the box?

You could use the dd command

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What is the dd command and how do I use it? (plz keep it simple i dont know any commands or the like)
I have 2 drives
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dd if=/dev/hda of=/dev/hdb
this is a very useful command. this would allow you to make an very good copy of a hard drive, partition, whatever. However, it will overwrite ALL info on your target (of) drive....
However, 2 things... it does not automatically copy a MBR, so coping to another dirve is not going to be as simple as plugging it in and turning it back on if your HD does fail. But, it is a very viable option.
Also, 2, rsync would allow you to have a fully function backup server. updated at whatever interval you wanted it to be, that you could just replace your failed server with in a matter of minutes.

the best option would be both... since a spilled coffee could easily damage both HD's or use another backup media, such as to cdr, so that it is not directly attached to your box.

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