Complete backup of Linux install

Stuart Jansen sjansen at buscaluz.org
Mon Nov 21 13:53:35 MST 2005


On Mon, 2005-11-21 at 13:49 -0700, Gabriel Gunderson wrote:
> On Mon, 2005-11-21 at 13:17 -0700, Kenneth Burgener wrote:
> > Xen?  Are you referring to this Xen:
> > 
> > http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xen_(virtual_machine_monitor)
> 
> Main site:
> http://www.cl.cam.ac.uk/Research/SRG/netos/xen/
> 
> You could do a file backed VM and make snapshots of the file as you need
> to.  Restoring a whole system would be as easy as `cp sys1.backup sys1`.
> Ubiquitous Xen is going to make things sweet for sysadmins.

I doubt it'll be that perfect. For example, I highly doubt that you can
achieve database integrity without involving the database software in
the process. (Migrating a running system is a different story, that is
possible if done correctly.)

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