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Postby Linlord » 2004-03-25 17:58

Now that I have made my system close to perfect (for me).
I want to backup my installation.
I know there are some tools for windows to do this.
Are there tools for Linux to do this?
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Postby lacek » 2004-03-26 10:44

cat /dev/your_partition >backup_file
It will do the trick, however, you can't use the backup file on a partition with different size. An other way to simply copy everything to an archive. Just create a tar.bz2 containing the root filesystem (excluding /proc and the mounted partitions), and untar it to an empty disk when you want to restore your system.
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