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

Wed Sep 25 17:20:39 UTC 2019
mark <m.roth at 5-cent.us>

Valeri Galtsev wrote:
> On 2019-09-25 11:31, Xinhuan Zheng wrote:
>> 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,
I have never used dump/restore.

Someone mentioned commercial software - I've cloned systems, esp. compute
nodes in a cluster - with rsync.