[CentOS] backup question
mick at mjhall.org
Mon Jun 23 08:59:10 UTC 2008
Yep, and USB external hard drives are even cheaper per GB.
Here in Australia an 8G USB stick retails for around AU$50, while a 250G
2.5" external HDD is around AU$140 by comparison (about 1/10 the cost
Anne Wilson wrote:
> On Sunday 22 June 2008 15:27:34 Les Mikesell wrote:
>> Anne Wilson wrote:
>>>> I've had good results using Clonezilla for complete backup of OS+data.
>>> Is there any compression? Does it span multiple CDs if necessary?
>> It does an image copy and knows enough about most filesystems to only
>> copy the used portions of the disk. Yes it compresses, no it doesn't
>> split - or write CD's directly. It lets you store the image in a
>> variety of places (network mount via samba, NFS, or ssh), local disks
>> which could be USB external, etc.). After the image is stored, you can
>> use a command line to convert the image to a bootable DVD image
>> containing clonezilla and the image. But it doesn't split and you have
>> to use some other utility to burn the DVD. It would probably work
>> pretty well to install clonezilla to boot from a large USB disk where
>> you could store images directly and restore from them.
> With usb sticks becoming so cheap that's a viable option, then. Thanks
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