Complete backup of Linux install
kenneth at uvlug.org
Mon Nov 21 10:59:31 MST 2005
I want to make a complete backup image of my Linux Server install. Is
there a suggested tool for this? I want be able to at any point wipe
the system out and get my system running quickly with the backup image.
Will Symantec Norton Ghost 10.0 this? I noticed I could get Norton
Ghost for free after rebates today , and am trying to decide if this
is a good option for what I am trying to do.
I am sure someone will suggest something like using "dd" to make the
image, but I am not sure I want to store a 50GB image of the entire
disk, when the OS, applications, and data combined only take 700MB. I
think I have heard that there are imaging tools that will just backup
actually used bytes on the disk instead of the entire disk, including
empty free space.
I also have a Windows desktop that I need to backup, so a tool that will
do both Linux and Windows images would be best.
Suggestions would be very much appreciated.
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