Re: Hot-backup a complete Debian install
On Wednesday, October 1, 2003, at 3:43 PM, Roman Medina wrote:
That is exactly the beauty of dump. I would have suggested dd for
backup/restore but there
you have the problem of identical fdisk settings. Dump/restore can deal
well with bigger partitions.
On Wed, 1 Oct 2003 11:42:25 -0000, you wrote:
which is the backup target media?
Hard-disk. The idea is to have another logical partition for backups
and then some scripts to upload/download to any secure site (I could
use rsync over ssh or simply scp). But the uploading is a second step.
Now I'd like to deal with the first stage: the dump process.
Another question: for restoring a backup, do I need to create (fdisk)
a destination partition with the exact same size of the original?
Could I use a greater one? (in this case, would I lose disk-space or
the filesystem is "expanded" accordingly?).
Finally, the 3rd stage: if you're going to save the backup files in
an "non-trusty" machine, which kind of container / encryption software
would you use? This would need to be easily scriptable, for automatize
the backup task.
Hmm .. tricky .. anything that is run by a script .. has the problem
that if the
script can be read .. anybody can do what the script does.
Another option to consider is that those dump files will be big
(depending on your system)
Running them through a gpg -e will a) make the machine slow and b) take
a LONG time.
I'd be very interested on how to solve this one ..
- Cheers, Peter
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