Re: backup methods
Lars Noodén wrote:
What is the recommended best practice for backing up and restoring an
entire server - data, applications and all?
I've tried tarring /, the same method I've used for data, but the
machine (woody) doesn't boot after I un-tar it.
I don't see why tar wouldn't work, but note that untarring to root on a
running system isn't necessarily a good idea. So how are you doing it?
tarring from a disk to a file, then untarring to a disk in another
machine and moving the disk back to the original machine, or doing it
from a bootfloppy or similar?
I've done both a few times. having a rescue floppy ready for these
occasions is quite good.