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Re: Backing up system

On Thu, Mar 26, 2009 at 2:02 AM, <gmspro yahoo com> wrote:

promac wrote:

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

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

Paulo Roma Cavalcanti

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

rpm -qa | grep partimage

Please, read:



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.
Try "xinit"

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?

Partimage will make a copy of the whole partition. You cannot exclude anything.


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 fact, you do not need to reinstall. You can use / and /boot (if it is in its own partition) from your backup. Generally, you just need to adapt grub.conf,
fstab in some cases and/or run mkinitrd to recreate the initial initrd img.

Paulo Roma Cavalcanti

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