[CentOS] Backup options.

Tue Apr 4 17:29:55 UTC 2006
Erin Fortenberry <Erin at Fortenberry.net>

> -----Original Message-----
> [mailto:centos-bounces at centos.org] On Behalf Of Chris Mauritz
> Rodrigo Barbosa wrote:
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> > On Tue, Apr 04, 2006 at 10:43:07AM -0400, 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?
> >>     
> >
> > I'm using dump/restore on CentOS.
> >
> > AFAIK, it is the best "backup software" avaliable.
> >   
> I agree.  I install an extra disk and do a disk to disk dump.  
> Periodically, I compress/download the dumps and store them 
> offsite.  I 
> "discovered" dump back in the BSDI 1.0 days (my God...15 years 
> ago...hehe) and haven't felt like I needed anything more 
> complex since then.  It just plain works.

This is where I sit with FreeBSD. In version 5.x and up, you can snapshot
the slice (partition) to make sure everything goes nice. It seems after
reading http://dump.sourceforge.net/ that we are not there yet on Linux. No
matter. I run mostly web and email servers and other then MySQL the drives
to not change all that much, I will just make sure I make use of sync. MySQL
in FreeBSD (and I am sure Linux) keeps its table files in a state of
corruption (as per fsck), so I just make sure I do database dumps twice

Thanks again.