Re: backing up a complete Debian GNU/Linux system
On Wed, 4 Aug 1999, Peter S Galbraith wrote:
> Gary L. Hennigan wrote:
> > David Wright <email@example.com> writes:
> > > The very idea of all one's system software in a set of homogeneous
> > > .deb files is probably foreign to most unix administrators.
> > Only those with "home brew" systems. In institutional settings it's
> > also a matter of wasted time. Why fight with a whole installation
> > procedure when you can simply do:
> > restore /dev/tape /
> Sure, but restoring from debs will be pretty easy.
> I don't backup system files. I backup kernels, /etc and
> /var/lib/dpkg/status* files. I also collect a list of installed
> debs I can reinstall from CD:
> # dpkg --get-selections > /backup/debian.selections
I managed to get an iomega zip-drive working with my slink-system.
Is there an easy way (simple commands) available to back up the whole
debian (~500-600MB) on zip disks for backup?
is it anyhow possible to use a normal tape-recorder (recording walkman) as
a backup tape system?