[ubuntu-uk] network backup
scraliontis at gmail.com
Fri Aug 15 18:51:15 BST 2008
rsnapshot seems the mostly likely candidate. any suggestins of usefull
instructions or howto's on how to get rsnapshot working ?
man rsnapshot doesnt make much sense to me really, after a few reads.
philip aka brobostigon
On Fri, 15 Aug 2008, Dave Walker wrote:
> ptaylor wrote:
>> any ideas,
>> i want to backup my laptop to my desktop, ie, a direct hdd and partiton
>> backup over the wifi and ethernet,
>> i just tried partimage with partimage-server on my desktop, and couldnt
>> get it working,
>> any suggestions, preferably ncurses or gui please.
> Hi Philip,
> Any reason you want a byte-by-byte backup, isn't backing up the
> filesystem enough?
> In my opinion using an incremental filesystem backup tool such as
> rsnapshot (console based), or sbackup (GUI) leaves greater flexibility.
> However, if you really want a byte level backup, _I_ would use a livecd
> (as i would prefer not to have the filesystem mounted) and 'dd' and
> something like:
> $ sudo umount /dev/sda1 # check it's unmounted
> $ sudo dd if=/dev/sda1 | ssh ptaylor at 192.168.0.10 "cat > ~/sda1.img" # copy it over ssh to your other PC (as i expect you don't have enough RAM to store the whole partition :)
> Kind Regards,
> Dave Walker
> ubuntu-uk at lists.ubuntu.com
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