[CentOS] Backup options.

Tue Apr 4 23:59:55 UTC 2006
Peter Farrow <peter at farrows.org>

Dale Sykora wrote:
> 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 use a variation of snapshot + dump for fast backups on a fc4 box.  I 
> would expect it to work on centos as well.  Basically I use LVM and 
> create a volume group on a large drive.  Then create a logical 
> partition using 50% or less of the volume group.  Once a week I create 
> a read only snapshot of the logical partition which takes about 2 
> seconds.  Then I dump the snapshot to tape and delete the snapshot 
> partition.  I don't even have unmount the filesystem so it works well 
> on a live system (atleast in my experience).
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I use dump and restore on Centos.... no problems...  dump doesn't do the 
ACL stuff in SELinux, but I don't use SELinux "enhancements" anyway....