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aerogate 11-10-2005 07:37 AM

Backup/Recovery
 
I was thinking about ways to backup and restore my Linux system (incase of hard disk failure), one idea I have thought of is using Mandriva online.

The Mandriva online service allows you to list all packages installed on your system in a nice script friendly format, so I was thinking to completely re-install a linux system, you only need to re-install from the distro CDs/dvd, then run a script to urpmi all the packages that mandriva online said you had installed.

So a backup routine would only need to archive the output of https://www.mandrivaonline.com/page....ed&host=myhost

I bet there are other ways to easily get a list of installed packages

any thoughts on this?

tkedwards 11-11-2005 12:58 AM

Code:

rpm -qa
will list all isntalled packages. There is no need to use Mandrivaonline to do any of this.

aerogate 11-11-2005 05:17 AM

Great!!! had a feeling there would be a better way! thanks


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