Linux Backup

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What backup utility are you likely to use when making a pre-upgrade backup in Linux?

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Hi,

I’d use native unix tools:

rsync -av source/ target/, or
rsync -av source/ remote:target/
(if backup goes to a local/remote disk with enough free space to hold all the files on backed-up system)

tar -czf archive.tar.gz , or
tar -cjf archive.tar.bz2
(if backup should be compressed)

if you want to write the archive on cd’s, dvd’s, or flash drives and the file is bigger than the media size, use

split -b 4600000000 archive.tar.gz
(for dvd’s – adjust byte number accordingly for other media)

Good luck,

Petko

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  • Subhendu Sen
    If u r not so comfortable of command line, u can use gui based backup like LuckyBackup/Clonezilla. Although a Linux user must know command line utility.
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