[mythtv-users] How to backup progs before upgrade?

Cliff Avey makalu at ansae.com
Fri Aug 31 23:02:39 UTC 2007

Thanks Phill, that's a great CD. I burned one and I'm using right now to 
do backups.

Phill Edwards wrote:
>> Even better, of course, and what I often do when screwing around with
>> complicated setups (and what I've been doing as I've tested things
>> with Myth) is to boot single-user and then use dd to copy the entire
>> partition to some other partition---or use dd & nc to copy it
>> elsewhere on your network.  Then, no matter -how- badly you screw the
>> pooch, you know you can slap the partition back and be back in
>> business.
> System rescue CD at http://www.sysresccd.org/Main_Page is a fantastic
> tool for this. It's a rescue boot disk that includes partimage which
> is a graphical interface to allow you to easily backup a partition to
> some place and restore it (partimage screenshots at
> http://www.partimage.org/Screenshots). This has saved me on countless
> occasions where I've tried an upgrade which hasn't worked out and I've
> run out of time to resolve the issues before the rest of the family
> want MythTV up and running again.
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