Re: Debian full bootable backup. Howto ?
"Robert J. Alexander" <email@example.com> writes:
> What would be the smartest approach to have a full bootable backup of a
> Debian customized system ?
> As backup media I could use : 4mm SCSI tape, SCSI CD-R, vfat parition on
> other disk, the network.
> On AIX there a mksysb command which produces a bootable tape backup of
> the whole system (the rootvg volume group to be picky).
> Once I have a system which is up and running, correctly configured, I
> ususally make a mksysb and in case of a disk failure I only need to
> place the mksysb in the tape drive, boot from it and voila my system is
> fully restored and alive again.
AFIAK it is not possible to boot linux from a tape. I would consider
making a boot floppy with a minimal system (drivers, backup programms,
etc.) and restore from the tape or from CD-R. If this works, you can
make bootable CD´s.
I don´t know if a solution already exists. I would be happy to know if
you find something.
There are ideas to make a bootable "rescue" CD with all
backupsoftware installed Debian has. (I have it on my ToDo list, but
didn´t reach it yet.)
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