[CentOS] backup question

Anne Wilson cannewilson at googlemail.com
Sun Jun 22 16:02:22 UTC 2008

On Sunday 22 June 2008 15:27:34 Les Mikesell wrote:
> Anne Wilson wrote:
> >> I've had good results using Clonezilla for complete backup of OS+data.
> >
> > Is there any compression?  Does it span multiple CDs if necessary?
> It does an image copy and knows enough about most filesystems to only
> copy the used portions of the disk.  Yes it compresses, no it doesn't
> split - or write CD's directly.  It lets you store the image in a
> variety of places (network mount via samba, NFS, or ssh), local disks
> which could be USB external, etc.).  After the image is stored, you can
> use a command line to convert the image to a bootable DVD image
> containing clonezilla and the image. But it doesn't split and you have
> to use some other utility to burn the DVD.   It would probably work
> pretty well to install clonezilla to boot from a large USB disk where
> you could store images directly and restore from them.

With usb sticks becoming so cheap that's a viable option, then.  Thanks


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