Red Hat :: Full Systems Backup Using Dd

Mar 25, 2010

I had asked red hat support how to do a full systems backup of a server, they said to use dd to make a full copy of the disk which looks straight forwards enough:dd if=/dev/c0d0 of=/path/to/file/system/backup.img However, red hat have said that backups and restores are not supported. I just wanted to find out whether anyone had successfully done this, and whether anyone had tried creating a clone using this method.Is it as simple as it appears or are there any points of note.

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General :: Backup Strategy For Mixed Systems?

Apr 8, 2011

I need a new backup strategy for my two machines:

One machine all WinXP
Second machine: Win7 on one hdd; Ubuntu on second hdd

Backup target drives:

Two new WD Caviar drives in vented external enclosure with fan (no RAID)

1) How do I format the target drives to accept Clonezilla images of all three OS's?

2) How do I format the drives to accept incremental data backups from all three OS's done between scheduled imaging?

Second machine (Win7 & Ubuntu) is not yet running, still in delivery box.

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Ubuntu :: Software For Full System Backup?

Oct 1, 2010

I just moved to Ubuntu. I have been configuring and installing applications so I can finally call this OS my new home. Still not there yet but have been doing alot of work on it. I was originally with Windows XP. I am a back up freak. I backed up my documents, firefox bookmarks and other important information every 5 mins to another drive when I was using Windows XP. Also, every 24 hours I would have this program Acronis True Image back up the whole Windows partitiong (Drive C). This was so if my hard disk died, I know I could restore the partition from an image and only lose the last 24 hours of configurations/modifications made to the OS.

And for personal data such as bookmarks, messenger chat logs, documents, pictures etc, I would only lose the last 5 minutes of this data, since it was always backed up every 5mins. It was very fast too.

So my question is: 1. Whats the best application to save a whole image of the Ubuntu partition so that it can be restored with minimal (hopefully only 24 hours) of data loss?

2. Whats the best application to save selected directories and have it configured such that those directories are backed up periodically?

3. Whats the best application to do Number 2 (above question) with versioning? That is, if it is backing up periodically, it will save file changes, so we can revert back to an older version of a file.

I have tried SimpleBackUp suggested by the Ubuntu site and did not like it at all. It just said it would run in the background and you couldnt even cancel it or monitor it!

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Jun 3, 2011

I am a backup noob. My idea of backing something up is finding a big enough flash drive and copying the necessary files over.

So I really need to learn now. I'm wiping a Vista laptop for a friend to install Windows 7. But first, I want to do a whole-drive backup in case something goes wrong. It's a 100GB drive with 50GB of data.

Is it possible that I could do this via my home network or via a direct ethernet connection? I have a desktop with a 1TB drive I could back up to. Like I say, I'm a noob so I'm open to anything.

One more thing: I'd like this backup to be in a form that I can retrieve individual files from it if necessary. If everything goes right, I'll probably want to pull My Documents out of the backup and drop it into Windows 7.

Oh, and why am I asking on UbuntuForums instead of a Windows forum? Because I'm betting I'll end up booting a live CD on the laptop to do the backup. But I'm just guessing. At any rate, I'm sure I'll use Ubuntu tools, because that's what I know.

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Aug 23, 2009

I'm trying to add a scheduled full backup to the crontab file, but the full backup never completes; it always stops somewhre in the file system. I guess is b/c the os is updating those files or has them open. I've tried to use the --exclude options but still it always hangs somewhere else.... this is what I'm usingtar -zcvpf /mnt/storage/backup/fullbackup1.tar.gz --exclude=/mnt --exclude=/sys --exclude=/proc --exclude=/lost+found --exclude=/net --exclude=/srv / > /mnt/storage/backup/fullbackup.log

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May 5, 2010

I want to be able to recover from a disaster by simply inserting a CD of my entire system, boot from it, and reinstall my system back to the way it was before the disaster. After much research here, I feel the need to ask this question directlybut as a new user, I find it somewhat difficult locating information.

I have seen references to all sorts of backup software. I am trying to use Simple ackup.Each time I run this utility, it gives me a process ID and then apparently vanishes. I don't see the process running in System Monitoror see anything recognizable in var/backups.Perhaps, being as new to Linux as I am, I am simply overlooking something. I must say though, that these are the friendliest user groups I have ever seen. It amazes me that so many people are so willing to post long, complicated solutions to someones problem

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Mar 27, 2011

I was testing out a new cron job (very simple rsync), and for whatever reason when executed at midnight, the files were not written to the correct drive (executing the script manually does this).

'watching' df -k, I could see '/' fill up extremely quickly. I now have about 10GB~ free space on the 74GB raptor - down from 60GB. I've gone through trying to find the offending files, however I can't seem to find them anywhere. Any variety of 'du' that I know of isn't turning up anything.

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Jul 31, 2011

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Oct 11, 2010

I wonder if I can backup files from an ext partition to a ntfs partition and keeping all kind of metadata and file infos?!

With other words:

Can I backup a full linux system from a ext file system to a external ntfs partitioned disk using rsync -a (keeping all file permissions)?

Is something getting lost of a file (like permissions or anything... flags...) when copied / rsynced from ext to ntfs?

The thing is, that when I restore the stuff back from ntfs to ext, can I still use my system properly?

And can I backup files like photos from ext to ntfs without loosing any meta data?

Or asked more in general: What is the difference of a file on a ext partition compared to the same file on a ntfs partition?

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Sep 27, 2010

This is my first post and I am a linux newbie.. took on the challenge of setting up an ubuntu server with proxy and firewall with vpn access as well.. sounds good? While messing with things, I installed ebox server, know called Zentyal and perform backups, however, when performing a full restore, following instructions and all it does not restore correctly. I ran many attempts with verious configurations and still allways got some errors, such as eboc-ebackup failing to start, etc. most noteably wa sthe ldap error, which i figured out how to fix by restarting once logged into and then rebooting.

I say the Clonezilla options for a full backup, and it sounds great, but does require me to perform a full abckup, while bring the server down to perform. What I wanted to know, was what do you recommend for performing a full backup (possibly to NTFS partition or USB key with FAT32) with automation or even if i had to perform the trigger, just without needing to bring the server down, so when i go into production i dont have any issues backing up anytime?

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Oct 11, 2009

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Apr 1, 2011

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What I want to know is if I upgrade to beta 1 it will install new things and settings, if beta 2 is released and I upgrade to that (after having beta 1 installed) will it overwrite all the settings again? Or will I be able to spend time set beta 1 up nice how I want it (if it works) and just smoothly upgrade gradually to final 11.04 keeping it pretty much exactly how I want it?

Also with the software sources, I understand I need to disable the ones I manually added before updating from 10.10 then to re-enable them, but how do I re-enable them for Natty as they are currently for Maverick? Do I just change the word Maverick to Natty, or is it better to remove and re-add them for natty? And do the authentication keys need updating or are they ok? I don't really know a lot about the keys.

1 more thing (sorry) will an upgrade overwrite any settings I have e.g. etc/fstab, sudoers, things like that? I know when you upgrade it gives you an option for some things e.g. keep or replace, if I keep old settings from maverick does it matter? Or does 11.04 add new lines/things to these files if I choose replace?

Sorry for all the questions, I'm pretty new been using ubuntu as my only OS for couple months now and most of my time has been spent tweaking settings and I don't want to lose them, or do a clean install when 11.04 final is released as I won't ever be able to remember them all.

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Mar 20, 2011

I have a problem with a script i wrote, the script runs fine if manually executed however it doesn't run *fully* when executed via cron

here's the script :

Code:

#!/bin/bash
FILENAME=mysql_full_dump_`date '+%m.%d.%y'`.sql
`which mysqldump` --all-databases -uroot -p************ -h127.0.0.1 > /root/$FILENAME
RETVAL=$?

[code]....

the script resides in /root/bin and the cron entry is as follows:

Code:

0 0 * * * root "/root/bin/mysql_daily.sh"

the result is the .sql file, but it doesn't archive it.

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Jan 15, 2010

After I spent some time discovering The BIG BANG of Universe and The Meaning of Life :

I managed somehow to create a script to make some backup of files on server and TAR it and then FTP the archive to another location FTP server and then emails result.

It also measures time needed to complete it and deletes archive older than XX days (set in find -mtime +20) and makes incremental backup every weekday and FULL on Sundays (which suits me bcoz no heavy load).

Files for TAR to include and exclude are in txt files listed each line separate name:

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# delete backups older than 7 days
find /mnt/backup/*  -mtime +7 -exec rm -Rf {} ;

The problem is, every morning I get an email with an error message something like this:

find: `/mnt/backup/subfolder': No such file or directory

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Jan 19, 2010

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Code:

-- MySQL Administrator dump 1.4
--
-- ------------------------------------------------------
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[code]....

It seems that MySQL can open and write to the file fine, it just can't dump

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Feb 2, 2011

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May 21, 2011

I'm just setting up a partition on a seperate HDD in my system. I plan to use the partition to backup the important files on my main HDD (to guard against HD crash).

The question I have is about where would be the typical location to auto mount this partition? Which would it be normal to go for:

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3. /mnt/backup/
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Sep 1, 2011

I have installed Ubuntu 11.04 onto HP EliteBook 8540w notebook and would like to backup the entire disk using some popular backup tool.

I have searched in the internet and found the closest tool is PartImage. But the bad news is that it does not support ext4 fs!

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Sep 13, 2010

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