[CentOS] Backup and reinstall a CentOS server

josh donovan josh.dvan at yahoo.co.uk
Tue Sep 2 10:42:27 UTC 2008


I've got a CentOS server that crashes due to a bad hard disk. I have got a spare disk and need to format and reinstall CentOS from the SERVER CD. Backup and reinstall is a major PITA because of some of the customisations that I've done e.g. the DNS Server is set to log queries (the default does not do this). Any tips on :-

- backing up and reinstalling (is a script available)?
- is the SERVER CD still 4.4?
- Any suggestions on BIND to log queries without SELINUX throwing a fuss?


Thanks for any help!
Josh



      



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