[CentOS] [Slightly OT] Data Preservation - More
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Sat Oct 3 16:54:28 UTC 2009
> There are *probably* two file systems: /boot on a regular partition
> (probably the first partition on the hard drive) and / on
> /dev/VolGroup00/LogVol00. You'll have to look at /etc/fstab closely.
> There might be more than two file systems -- eg /home, etc. on its own
> file system.
> It should be possible to boot into single user mode. In single user
> mode it won't even try to bring up the network and won't have DNS
> issues. When grub starts, hit the 'Any Key' and then edit (e) the
> command and add 'single' to the end of the kernel line and boot that.
> The advantage of booting the native O/S (in single user mode) is that
> you will see exactly what the file system layout is, instead of having
> to poke around and possibly miss something important.
OK, I booted into single user mode and when starting up I see that it
says /dev/VolGroup00/LogVol00 has two volumes.
it the checks /boot and I am at sh-3.00#
in /etc/fstab I see:
/dev/VolGroup00-LogVol00 / ext3 [snip]
Label=/boot /boot ext3 [snip]
So if I understand this I can just go after / doing rsync -av?
Thank you for the help thus far!
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