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Re: backup plan bare metal

Rodney Richison wrote:
Would be interested in seeing what some of you use for a backup plan. Mainly for servers.
Easy/quick way to restore bare metal?

Rsync? Can it do bare metal? what about hard links?

It's possible using a rescue floppy or knoppix.

Again, easy/quick way to restoe entire debian server?

I use a mirror drive.  Recovery is as easy as selecting a new boot
drive in the BIOS.  You can replace or restore the original drive
at your leisure.

Unfortunatly, I've found mondo unreliable for bare metal. Though when it works, it's the cat's meow..

I don't see much advantage.  You can just mount the replacement drive in a
working system and restore it from the backup server.

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