On 03/14/2011 01:13 PM, Blair Mason wrote:
Mar 14, 2011 04:48:22 AM, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
I would suggest backuppc .
> I am using Debian Lenny, kernel version: 2.6.26-1-686.
> I am very new to linux.
> Can you please let me know the steps for backing up my linux PC
(maybe to a CD) and later restoring from it when required.
> Also let me know if I can install any Open source S/W that
can do the above task (something like scheduled backup).
> Thanks in Advance,
Your best bet would probably be rsync. You can use it for pretty much
anything... Basically, you use `rsync file dest`. You also probably
want the -avz options. So, the easiest solution is to just do
something akin to the following:
1. Mount the backup media (I will assume /mnt/bkup, adjust accordingly)
2. run something like this:
rsync -avz / /mnt/bkup --exclude /mnt/bkup
or, if backing up to a server over ssh
rsync -avz -e ssh / user@hostname:~/backup
A restore is as simple booting live media, mounting all your drives the
in the same structure (say on /mnt/restore), and then
rsync -av /mnt/bkup /mnt/restore
Now what would be really cool is plan-9 like filesystems so we could
rsync over *anything*.
Hope this helps!
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for step by step installation look at /usr/share/doc/backuppc/ or just
google for it .