[mythtv-users] Backup software

Simon Hobson linux at thehobsons.co.uk
Tue Jul 24 07:07:52 UTC 2012


Tapani Tarvainen wrote:

>For longer term, how about setting up RAID1?

RAID =/= Backup

What I'd suggest is use rsync to keep a copy somewhere. Done manually 
it only needs :
   rsync -avH --numeric-ids / root at someothermachine:/slavebackup/
You can exclude some files if you want to save a bit of space.

Then to recover, stick a disk in the machine, boot off your preferred 
recovery disk (whether that be Knoppix, System Rescue, 
${fvourite_distro}-live, whatever) and :
Partition the disk and format the filesystem(s) - they don't need to 
be the same size or layout as long as each is big enough for what it 
will hold.
Mount the filesystems under (eg) /mnt in the arrangement they will be 
in - so /mnt/, /mnt/var/, etc.
Adjust fstab if you've changed the layout.
Install GRUB - easy with GRUB1, not too sure how to do it with GRUB2 :(

Reboot.

Optional Steps:
Boot again with live disk and set the boot partition as bootable, 
slap yourself for being forgetful !

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