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Old 11-08-2009, 10:50 AM   #1
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System rescue cd

I just wanted to throw this out there for anyone who may not be aware of this amazing tool and also to release my excitement at a SIMPLE 10 minute "disaster" recovery.

Just to preface, I upgraded to the most recent release of my current favorite distro, there was a dealbreaker, that I'm sure could have been resolved with time and effort, but as I was supremely happy with the previous release, I figured I'd just go back to the previous version.

Reinstalling and reconfiguring plus the updates usually takes about 2 hours, but the last time I did all that I also used the systemrescuecd and the utility "fsarchiver" that it contains to image my root and home partitions after it was "just right". The cd is basically a live cd based on gentoo with all the tools I think I might ever need to backup and restore an entire system. I wasn't so sure as it all seemed a little wishful to think it would work as advertised, but in 10 minutes from the time I turned on the computer and then a reboot I was right back into my old system as if nothing had ever happened!

I am just so impressed I had to say something. I highly recommend this to anyone especially the intrepid newbie (like myself) that can't help fiddling with things. I would have to put sysrecuecd at the top of my favorite distros to date even if it really isn't a fullblown distro. It does EXACTLY what it says it does. Awesome.
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I fully agree - I keep it bootable on my flash drive in case I need to use it for pretty much anything console related. If you want to see something really cool, you can install Avira Antivir on it, and have a portable, bootable usb virus scanner, that can scan a Windows box without having to boot into Windows.
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