[CentOS] backup question

admin mick at mjhall.org
Mon Jun 23 08:59:10 UTC 2008

Yep, and USB external hard drives are even cheaper per GB.

Here in Australia an 8G USB stick retails for around AU$50, while a 250G 
2.5" external HDD is around AU$140 by comparison (about 1/10 the cost 
per GB).

Anne Wilson wrote:
> 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
> Anne
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