[CentOS] How to dump/restore a CentOS 7 system

Wed Sep 25 16:46:19 UTC 2019
Valeri Galtsev <galtsev at kicp.uchicago.edu>

On 2019-09-25 11:31, Xinhuan Zheng wrote:
> Hello All,
> I guess it is very common for administrative purpose, to dump and restore a CentOS 7 system.

Though I can not answer OP's question, I have question of my own.

Is this really routine (often) task for Linux sysadmins? I used 
something like that to replicate cluster nodes in the past, but 
kickstart would be routine task for me. dump/restore sounds like routine 
from MS Windows world (I hear they "re-image" system if something goes 
wrong ;-)

Am I wrong? Do we in Linux world do this routinely?


> I usually use dump/restore commands. However, I’m having trouble to handle installing bootloader and creating initramfs for C7 system. Does anyone know a good document source that details those procedure?
> Thank you,
> Xinhuan Zheng
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Valeri Galtsev
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