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Re: Backing up system



promac wrote:

[
You can do this way, but ideally your file system should be unmounted (boot
from
a live CD/DVD).

I, personally, use BackupPC for /home and partimage for the file system (/
and /boot).

-- 
Paulo Roma Cavalcanti
LCG - UFRJ
]

Would someone please tell how to use partimage to backup whole fedora 10 system in detail?

rpm -qa | grep partimage
partimage-0.6.7-5.fc10.i386

I also downloaded systemrescuecd and burned it.
But can't use it to backup whole fedora 10 system(actually I don't know how to use it)
Booting this cd can't find graphical option.

fdisk -l

Disk /dev/sda: 80.0 GB, 80025280000 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 9729 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x29032902

   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/sda1   *           1        1912    15358108+   c  W95 FAT32 (LBA)
/dev/sda2            1913        9449    60540952+   f  W95 Ext'd (LBA)
/dev/sda3            9450        9729     2249100   82  Linux swap / Solaris
/dev/sda5            1913        5609    29696121    b  W95 FAT32
/dev/sda6            5610        8286    21502971   83  Linux
/dev/sda7            8287        9449     9341766   83  Linux

I am trying to backup /dev/sda6 partition.
Is it necessary to backup the /proc , /sys, /lost+found , /media, /mnt, directory to be backed up?

Is it possible to backup /dev/sda6 partition excluding these directory(/proc , /sys, /lost+found , /media, /mnt,) with partimage or systemrescuecd?

If I copy the whole /dev/sda6 partition in a portable hard disk(250GB),then
after reinstalling minimum fedora 10 and copy-paste that /dev/sda6 from the portable hard disk to the newly installed fedora 10's root (/) directory ,will it work ?

In serious trouble.
Someone please tell how to backup easily as I don't have any live cd.

df -h
/dev/sda6              21G  7.8G   12G  41% /
tmpfs                 501M   76K  501M   1% /dev/shm
/dev/sda5              29G  6.4G   22G  23% /media/disk
/dev/sda1              15G  3.2G   12G  22% /media/disk-1
/dev/sda7             8.8G  1.9G  6.6G  22% /media/disk-2


Thanks.



      



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