Re: backup methods
I've been trying this on a running system, perhaps that's why tar
doesn't work. I guess I could try the restore after booting from a
floppy disk instead when using an old world macintosh.
However, I'd like to avoid a boot-disk dependent method because the
G4 I will eventually use does not have a floppy drive. Would there
be a way to boot from the install CD and then mount & restore the HD?
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.