[mythtv-users] Backup software

Aaron aaron at rb303.net
Tue Jul 31 14:20:03 UTC 2012

On Mon, Jul 23, 2012 at 6:14 PM, Amy Overmyer <aovermy at yahoo.com> wrote:
> I had a total hard drive failure on one of my mythtv slave backends.
> Fortunately, I have a stack of old ~200 G IDE drives that were pulled from
> my master backend some time back whilst I was upgrading to higher capacity
> SATA drives. Unfortunately, it's probably only a matter of time until the
> replacement fails as well as these disks are some years old. Obviously to
> recover, I had to reinstall mythbuntu, recompile my kernel (stv0900 driver
> works better with a patch), and setup my mythtv stuff.  The recompiling of
> the kernel is probably the most painful part as this backend is a Geode
> 1750Mhz CPU. It is not a fast process on that chip. Since this is a slave,
> it doesn't keep recordings or videos on it.
> Anyway, what I was thinking is since I do have a stack of harddrives, if
> there is software out there that could backup my existing linux setup on
> that slave to another harddrive? I don't think any of them are identical in
> size, so imaging would probably not work.  I've read a little about
> MondoRescue on this list, but that thread was from 2006! Does anyone do
> something similar?
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I use redo backup (http://redobackup.org) before major upgrades. Its
worked great.

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