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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
ValueCommerce - http://www.valuecommerce.ne.jp/

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