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Re: backup of the whole hd

On Fri, Oct 28, 2005 at 04:49:10PM +0800, William Xu wrote:
> Paul van Tilburg <paulvt@debian.org> writes:
> > On Thu, Oct 27, 2005 at 08:33:24PM -0400, Tamas K Papp wrote:
> >> Looks like my Powerbook has some hardware problem so I have to ship it
> >> to Apple for repair.  Before that, I think it would be prudent to make
> >> a backup --- could people please suggest some tools for that?
> >
> > My disk was broken as well two weeks ago.  I have an external disk
> > with an ext3 fs on it. So I rsync -vaP'ed my root and home partition
> > to two dirs on the disk and back, works like a charm and efficient.
> > Got 100% recovery with a broken HDD fortunately. :)
> A little curious about the recovery. So you backup the whole system to
> an external disk, then when the system fails, use the install-cd to
> boot, open a shell, copy back the backups. Reboot. and done. Is it like
> this? 

Yes. That's about it. Only after rsync is done, don't forget the
chroot /<root mount point> ybin :)


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