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Old 04-26-2006, 03:14 AM   #1
heeru
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RedHat System Backup steps?


Hello Everyone.

I have read so many threads on how to effectively backup, that it confuses me now......

Everything including Rsync, dd, mirror, ghost etc etc. is mentioned.........

What would the experts out there do, in case they have a Red Hat linux system which they need to backup, what would they use? And are there exact documented steps for the backup and recovery process somewehere?

Thanks in advance.
 
Old 04-26-2006, 05:51 AM   #2
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Hi there!

I use a very simple way to backup and restore my boxes, in the case I've to format my computer or test new distributions or something. I'm not sure if this is what you are looking for though, but take a look anyway

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...52#post1862552
 
Old 04-26-2006, 08:28 AM   #3
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I had seen this post when i was searching the forums. Was just wondering if there was another good way to do it.

Have you ever used the utilities such as RSync? Are they not efficient??

But this helps, thanks!!
 
Old 04-26-2006, 09:19 AM   #4
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Sorry heery, but I never used anything else :\ I know that at school they use a system backup with two mirror harddrives. That means that if one disk fails, the other one will contain the exactly same things the faulty harddrive had. That is a great way to backup things that are of crucial importance as a forum like this one with tons of information and registered users. Here is a quick and dirty usage of this method with rsync:

http://www.techbuilder.org/recipes/171200478

If that's too much, you could still create a way using my method as a cron job, like automatically backing up and comparing files, say, every Sunday night. It really depends how much you need to backup and how important is the data you are going to backup.

As also suggested in the above thread, Mondo seems like yet another way to backup things:

http://freshmeat.net/projects/mondorescue/

Good luck!
 
Old 04-27-2006, 02:04 AM   #5
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Sorry heery, but I never used anything else :\ I know that at school they use a system backup with two mirror harddrives. That means that if one disk fails, the other one will contain the exactly same things the faulty harddrive had. That is a great way to backup things that are of crucial importance as a forum like this one with tons of information and registered users. Here is a quick and dirty usage of this method with rsync:

http://www.techbuilder.org/recipes/171200478

If that's too much, you could still create a way using my method as a cron job, like automatically backing up and comparing files, say, every Sunday night. It really depends how much you need to backup and how important is the data you are going to backup.

As also suggested in the above thread, Mondo seems like yet another way to backup things:

http://freshmeat.net/projects/mondorescue/

Good luck!
Thanks for the help Mega Man..... The Rsync link though points to using a mirror hard drive. Anyways, il give the 'tar' option a try and ask you for more suggestions if need be. Appreciate your help!!
 
  


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