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Old 02-16-2008, 02:25 PM   #1
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Question software to backup my installation


Hello there!
I am new to linux and am using suse10.3 with KDE3.5. I have limited access to internet but have still managed to download a lot of applications and repositories. I wanted to know, if one day due to hardware or software problems my installation goes kaput, can I backup my entire installation to external source like DVD-R from where I can restore my system(somewhat like norton ghost). Replies appreciated.
 
Old 02-16-2008, 02:31 PM   #2
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yes, there are quite a few tools, like dd, cpio, tar and even cp

if you don't want to do anything manually, here's a nice tool: http://www.feyrer.de/g4u/
 
Old 02-19-2008, 11:49 AM   #3
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Thanks dyasny!
 
Old 02-19-2008, 12:08 PM   #4
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I use SystemRescueCD to do my back ups using PartImage. You can back up to CD/DVD, Hard Drive, External Hard Drive, Network Drive, etc... I use it for both my Windows and openSuse partitions.
 
  


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