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#1 Grub

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Posted 17 January 2007 - 07:12 PM

How can I backup and restore my entire Linux OS?
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Posted 18 January 2007 - 04:56 AM

Might help you?

http://www.desktopli...2280165098.html

and

http://tldp.org/HOWT...OWTO/index.html
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#3 Crop

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Posted 18 November 2008 - 07:16 AM

I just tar all of my important files:

tar -zcvf home.tar.gz /home/crop/*

I can always restore the OS to default and just untar my files.
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Posted 19 November 2008 - 04:56 AM

This is what I do as well. I think most backup systems do. I know that the WHM/cPanel backup scripts do a database dump per user and then tar their home directory. It works well and I've restored an entire host using these backups.
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#5 TcM

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Posted 26 November 2008 - 06:26 AM

So that will produce a huge tar archive?
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Posted 26 November 2008 - 09:12 AM

It will produce an archive of all the home files for crop. It depends on how many files he has as to the size though.
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#7 TcM

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Posted 28 November 2008 - 04:10 AM

how many files he has as to the size though


Why? Is there a size limit for tar archives?
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Posted 29 November 2008 - 07:01 AM

I think he is referencing your "huge tar file". If crop only has one file at 1kb in his home directory it will not produce a huge tar file.
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#9 TcM

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Posted 30 November 2008 - 08:08 AM

Ow, ok.. a small misunderstanding.
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