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Old 12-12-2005, 02:27 PM   #1
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Backup options

i was wondering i f anyone could recommend a cood bakcup solution that I can start remotely and will burn to CD as I have no tape in my server.
I am running slackware 10.2.
I have this server in my house but it has no monitor or keyboard hooked to it as i administer it remotely
Old 12-12-2005, 04:14 PM   #2
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sounds like you can make a simple script that will tar or tar.gz a few directories, or whatever you need to backup then have a burn to cd command at the end.
Old 12-12-2005, 04:22 PM   #3
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I wrote this a while ago (Post number 2). Perhaps you may find it useful:

Old 12-12-2005, 05:49 PM   #4
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Forget the CD... use GMAIL instead.

You can put shell scripts into /etc/cron.daily and they will run everyday.
I do something like this:

rsync /home /backup/
tar cjf /backup/ /backup/home
cp /backup/ /gmail/`date`

modify to suit your needs.
Rsync is a very cool tool that saves a ton of time moving files around, I actually rsync everything over to a file server and do the taring there.
Old 12-13-2005, 10:38 AM   #5
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Why don't check out partimage? It is a "ghost-like" image backup software.What's more,you can back up to a remote computer and then do what you want(e.g.burn to disc).

Feel free to check it out.
Old 12-13-2005, 10:44 AM   #6
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Making a disk image is a good idea. it can be used to do a complete restore.
But i would still do the tar method of your config files and changing data.

This way if you do get a disk failure, you can restore from disk image, then restore the latest tar and you should be back up and running.


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