[mythtv-users] image of mythtv system

Jay Swackhamer Jay at RebootTheUser.com
Sun Oct 22 00:41:21 UTC 2006


I typically make a simple tar/compressed image of systems that I want  
to re-deploy.

I boot off of a gentoo cd or other livecd.
mount your filesystems( /  /boot )
startup nfs
mkdir /mnt/tmp
mount a remote server ie nfsserver:/opt/backup /mnt/tmp
cd /mnt/gentoo
tar cvfz /mnt/tmp/mythtv_img.tgz *

Quoting Bilge Tutak <bilge.tutak at gmail.com>:

> Hi,
> I want to make an exact image of my mythtv box and put it on a dvd. If
> something
> goes wrong, I do not want to install everything from the beginning again.
> First, how do you make an image from a system? (if possible, I think it is
> possible :))
> Assuming, I made the image and later successfully, re-deployed the image.
> Again,
> assuming no hardware change, will it work as before?
> Thank you,
> Bilge.

Jay Swackhamer
Reboot The User
13416 A Street
Omaha, NE 68144

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