[mythtv-users] Best way to backup / (Root)

Greg Foster greg.foster at gmail.com
Tue Sep 14 14:52:50 EDT 2004

On Tue, 14 Sep 2004 10:46:26 -0700, Jarod Wilson <jcw at wilsonet.com> wrote:
> John Sturgeon wrote:
> >> Op dinsdag 14 september 2004 09:54, schreef Barker Thomas:
> >>
> >>> Hi I was wondering whats the best way to backup your root partition?
> > Mondo Rescue...
> I'll second that one.
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While it may not be the most elegant...

I've got a second internal disk which has been partitioned like the
first.  I rsync the data every few days, granted the mysql database
either has to be shutdown (to get a valid copy of the tables), or one
could mysqldump the relevant dbs to a directory to be imported.

After ensuring the rsync ignores your modified copy of '/etc/fstab' on
the second drive (you don't want to mount a bad copy of your root
drive after the kernel fires up, do you ? :)) I added the bootblock
via lilo (or grub, your choice).  Now I can boot from either disk, and
it's relatively smooth sailing.  Make sure that your references to
alternate disks are correct in your lilo.conf before relying on this
though.. I had a couple rough starts while testing.


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