Upgrading to Edgy using CD / backing up whole system

Ben Edwards funkytwig at gmail.com
Fri Jan 12 14:54:47 UTC 2007

On 12/01/07, Georg Sauthoff <g_sauthoff at web.de> wrote:
> On 2007-01-12, Ben Edwards <funkytwig at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Would it not be easier/quicker to go into single user mode (init 0)?
> I don't think so (single user mode is init 1). The problems I see with
> this are:
> - need to tell tar not to descend into mount-points

Dont quite follow this, do you mean stop tar backing up the external
disk/cdrom.  Surly this could be done with excludes?

> - if /dev is not completely dynamic, this content isn't included

Probably want to skip /dev anyway.

> - the mountpoints are not in the backup - you have to create them
> manually

Would you not have to do this anyway with a live CD.

It may seem a bit anal but init 1 is a LOT quicker (a lot quicker than
a normal boot and live CD is a lot slower than a normal boot) and is a
traditional tried and tested way of doing full system backups for *nix


> Regards
> Georg Sauthoff
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