Re: [SLUG] Looking for a way (that works) to back up entire system

From: Eben King (
Date: Mon Mar 03 2008 - 21:20:55 EST

On Mon, 3 Mar 2008, steve szmidt wrote:

> On Monday 03 March 2008, Donald E Haselwood wrote:
>> What is a good way to backup the entire linux system?
>> I was wondering how Slug'ers are doing system backups (and of course the
>> next step is recovery, but that comes later).
>> Don
> I never back up the whole thing as it's too easy to just reinstall from
> scratch.

Don't you have data you'd like to keep?

> For windows you can just use dd from Linux, or Ghost.
> On windows it takes a really long time to get back to where you were, but in
> Linux the install is fast.

If you do the installation, sure. Anc "fast" is relative. But they take
the same time if you do "dd".

> I looked on how often I loose drives vs how much
> it "cost" to backup everything.

Costs me nothing as I do the backup when I'm sleeping anyhow.

-eben     QebWenE01R@vTerYizUonI.nOetP
Your pretended fear lest error might step in is like the man who
would keep all wine out of the country lest men should be drunk.
                                               -- Oliver Cromwell
This list is provided as an unmoderated internet service by Networked
Knowledge Systems (NKS).  Views and opinions expressed in messages
posted are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the
official policy or position of NKS or any of its employees.

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.1.3 : Fri Aug 01 2014 - 15:17:30 EDT