[CentOS] Backup options.

Tue Apr 4 15:04:50 UTC 2006
Steve Huff <shuff at vecna.org>

On Apr 4, 2006, at 10:43 AM, Erin Fortenberry wrote:

> I am a long time FreeBSD user and have been using dump/restore for  
> many
> years for disk to disk backups.
> Now I am getting more and more into FC4 and CentOS, but am I stuck  
> on only
> using tar/star for backups?

if dump is what you're used to, keep using it.  dump/restore are part  
of CentOS:

[shuff at vecna ~]$ rpm -qi dump
Name        : dump                         Relocations: (not  
Version     : 0.4b39                            Vendor: CentOS
Release     : 3.EL4.2                       Build Date: Tue 23 Aug  
2005 05:32:49 AM EDT
Install Date: Mon 21 Nov 2005 08:29:21 AM EST      Build Host: build1- 
Group       : Applications/Archiving        Source RPM:  
Size        : 1588834                          License: BSD
Signature   : DSA/SHA1, Tue 23 Aug 2005 06:09:50 AM EDT, Key ID  
a53d0bab443e1821Packager    : Johnny Hughes <johnny at centos.org>
URL         : http://dump.sourceforge.net
Summary     : Programs for backing up and restoring ext2/ext3  
Description :
The dump package contains both dump and restore. Dump examines files
in a filesystem, determines which ones need to be backed up, and
copies those files to a specified disk, tape, or other storage medium.
The restore command performs the inverse function of dump; it can
restore a full backup of a filesystem. Subsequent incremental backups
can then be layered on top of the full backup. Single files and
directory subtrees may also be restored from full or partial backups.

Install dump if you need a system for both backing up filesystems and
restoring filesystems after backups.

If this were played upon a stage now, I could condemn it as an  
improbable fiction. - Fabian, Twelfth Night, III,v