[kwlug-disc] Backup and Recovery in the 21st Century

Brad Bierman bbierman42 at gmail.com
Fri Jan 8 23:15:19 EST 2010


On Fri, Jan 8, 2010 at 11:08 PM, Bob Jonkman <bjonkman at sobac.com> wrote:

> Brad mused:
>
>
>  If there is any interest in me elaborating on any of this I can spend some
>> time writing it up.
>>
>
> Don't say things like that on the mailing list.  The alterlexic meeting
> coordinators will see that and think "...I can spend some time presenting
> that to the LUG".
>
> Would next January work for you? :-)
>
> --Bob.
>
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>
>
> Brad Bierman wrote:
>
>> Here is my suggestion.
>>
>> For the windows problem, this is what I have done before:
>> 1. Make the system as complete as I want it (everything installed)
>> 2. Boot the system with clonezilla
>> http://clonezilla.org/
>> 3. Copy the image to your Linux server
>>
>> If you need to restore the drive, boot the system with Clonzilla again and
>> do a restore from your Linux server.  It will be exactly as it was when you
>> imaged the drive.
>>
>> You will need as much space on your Linux server as is *used* on your
>> original drive.  This should work also for Mac and Linux systems.
>>
>>
>> For an offsite backup, I would have someone I trust with a Linux server
>> and have an automated rsync over ssh keep information up to date at a
>> defined interval.
>>
>>
>> When I have had to keep incremental backups from a Windows Server I have
>> used winSCP (http://winscp.net/eng/index.php) and done incremental
>> backups to my Linux server over ssh.
>>
>> If there is any interest in me elaborating on any of this I can spend some
>> time writing it up.
>>
>>
>> Brad
>> --
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