Quoting Wynne, Conor (Conor.Wynne at COMPAQ.COM):
> I've already used the resources on your site [cheers], and I agree tar is the way to go. make [rob] a script and cron it.
You're very welcome, of course. My friend's Karsten Self Linux Backup
mini-FAQ (linked from my backup-utilities catalogue), at
http://kmself.home.netcom.com/Linux/FAQs/backups.html , has a basic
backup script that's pretty serviceable.
> I have a question about restoring though.
>> I would like to make a system image on a tape in case an entire drive
> fails. Rather than having to re-install and then restore the /etc
> /usr/local /home /var etc etc.
>> How could I make a bootdisk with tar on it [obviously] and the restore
> script, slap her in and go have a cuppa. Kind of an emergency restore
> if you will in case of urgency.
We used to do this at the late, lamented CoffeeNet (mirror at:
http://linuxmafia.com/coffeenet/) using a maintenance floppy, NFS, and a
disk image made via dd (or dump) and stored on the NFS server.
But, for your purposes, I imagine just using dump/restore from such a
floppy, reading backups from local tape drive, would be suitable.
Maybe a Slackware root/boot pair? Personally, I'd want to use an
LNX-BBC, if possible.
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