Re: Hot-backup a complete Debian install
On Oct 1, 2003, at 10:51 PM, DI Peter Burgstaller 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.
Definitely use dump.
Its much faster than anything else and if you really learn how to use
it, you can do incremental backups very quickly.
And, like Peter is saying, it will work better when you have to restore
to another machine with different disk sizes.
BTW, if you want a commercial solution, look at CA's ARCserve or
Legato's Networker, both are good products that support Linux.
Can be a little expensive if you're on a budget though.
Nathan Ollerenshaw - Unix Systems Engineer
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