Backing up system
promac at gmail.com
Thu Mar 26 09:59:51 UTC 2009
On Thu, Mar 26, 2009 at 2:02 AM, <gmspro at yahoo.com> wrote:
> promac wrote:
> You can do this way, but ideally your file system should be unmounted (boot
> a live CD/DVD).
> I, personally, use BackupPC for /home and partimage for the file system (/
> and /boot).
> Paulo Roma Cavalcanti
> LCG - UFRJ
> Would someone please tell how to use partimage to backup whole fedora 10
> system in detail?
> rpm -qa | grep partimage
> I also downloaded systemrescuecd and burned it.
> But can't use it to backup whole fedora 10 system(actually I don't know how
> to use it)
> Booting this cd can't find graphical option.
> fdisk -l
> Disk /dev/sda: 80.0 GB, 80025280000 bytes
> 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 9729 cylinders
> Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
> Disk identifier: 0x29032902
> Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
> /dev/sda1 * 1 1912 15358108+ c W95 FAT32 (LBA)
> /dev/sda2 1913 9449 60540952+ f W95 Ext'd (LBA)
> /dev/sda3 9450 9729 2249100 82 Linux swap /
> /dev/sda5 1913 5609 29696121 b W95 FAT32
> /dev/sda6 5610 8286 21502971 83 Linux
> /dev/sda7 8287 9449 9341766 83 Linux
> I am trying to backup /dev/sda6 partition.
> Is it necessary to backup the /proc , /sys, /lost+found , /media, /mnt,
> directory to be backed up?
> Is it possible to backup /dev/sda6 partition excluding these
> directory(/proc , /sys, /lost+found , /media, /mnt,) with partimage or
Partimage will make a copy of the whole partition. You cannot exclude
> If I copy the whole /dev/sda6 partition in a portable hard disk(250GB),then
> after reinstalling minimum fedora 10 and copy-paste that /dev/sda6 from the
> portable hard disk to the newly installed fedora 10's root (/) directory
> ,will it work ?
In fact, you do not need to reinstall. You can use / and /boot (if it is in
its own partition) from your backup. Generally, you just need to adapt
fstab in some cases and/or run mkinitrd to recreate the initial initrd img.
Paulo Roma Cavalcanti
LCG - UFRJ
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