[CentOS] backing up my system with dump

Fri Apr 21 18:53:58 UTC 2006
David Mansfield <centos at dm.cobite.com>

israel.garcia at cimex.com.cu wrote:
> I'm running CentOS 4.3 on Intel. I don't have any tape device on my
> system for backup, but I have an entire disk (/dev/sdb) for backup ...
> my question is:
> How can I backup ALL my filesystems to some place of my backup hdd
> (dev/sdb) using dump/restore?

You can also check out 'dar' which is exactly for this.  It backs up 
special device nodes, EA's etc. and has a catalog.  I have used it many 
times for this kind of thing.