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On 05/09/2009 01:04 PM, Michael D. Setzer II wrote:
> On 9 May 2009 at 6:15, GMS S wrote:
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>> What is the best and easy way to backup whole fedora 10?
>>
> 
> What kind of backup are you trying to do?
> I am the current maintainer of G4L, which is a live cd, and currently buiding 
> using my Fedora 10 systems and use to backup my computer labs. It is 
> basically a bare-bones backup usng dd and various compression options to 
> backup disks or partition. A disk backup copies everything, so it can restore a 
> system to a previous stare quickly. My lab has 80GB disks with 
> 98/XP/Fedora 10 and it does a full backup in about 50 minutes using lzop 
> compression and 40 minutes to restore. lzop is about twice as fast as gzip 
> with my systems and only 10% larger image.  
> 
> It can be run from a boot cd, but I added it as grub option to elimanate the 
> need to insert the cd each time.
> 
> title G4l
>      kernel /bz29.1 ramdisk_size=65536 root=/dev/ram0 
>      initrd /ramdisk.gz
> 
> These just requires copying one of the kernels from the iso or dev kit, and 
> placing it and the ramdisk.gz file in the boot directory. 
> 
> The latest alpha version is 
> ftp://amd64gcc.dyndns.org/g4l-v0.30alpha57.iso
> ftp://amd64gcc.dyndns.org/g4l-v0.30a57.devel.tar.gz
> 
> But the released 0.29 is on sourceforge, but doesn't have the latest kernels.
> 
> One final note. This backups up to an ftp server, or to external usb devices. 
> It is also totally free, and the dev kit has full source code.
> 
> 
>> Thanks.
>> Fedora 10.
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Thanks. I backup via rsync, but I'm going to use this before I upgrade
to F11 so I can get back to the status quo ante should things go wrong.

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  Steve
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