Complete backup of Linux install

Brad Zobrist mitchk at gmail.com
Mon Nov 21 20:55:12 MST 2005


I was surprised no one has mentioned partimage. I've used partimage for a
long time.

http://www.partimage.org/

Supports the basic filesystems. I have also used it with windows NTFS images
many times.

Brad

On 11/21/05, Michael Torrie <torriem at chem.byu.edu> wrote:
>
> On Mon, 2005-11-21 at 14:30 -0700, Kenneth Burgener wrote:
> > Gabriel Gunderson wrote:
> > > 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.backupsys1`.
> > > Ubiquitous Xen is going to make things sweet for sysadmins.
> > >
> > > Gabe
> >
> > That is a very interesting idea. Is there a significant performance
> > loss running the VM?
>
> Yes. About 1% overhead. Also if you use disk images, you take another
> hit, since all disk access has to pass through an extra layer (the host
> file system). In a real cluster this wouldn't be an issue since all
> storage would come off of a NAS system via iSCSI or fiber channel (which
> can be ported directly into the VM).
>
> Michael
>
> >
> >
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