[RndTbl] Open Source Backup/cloning to USB HDD

kel at kelweb.ca kel at kelweb.ca
Tue Oct 27 14:50:54 CDT 2009

Clonezilla (GPL) is awesome. The live CD supports backup to network shares as well as transfer over ssh.
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From: John Lange
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Subject: Re: [RndTbl] Open Source Backup/cloning to USB HDD
Sent: Oct 27, 2009 2:44 PM

On Tue, 2009-10-27 at 14:00 -0500, Montana Quiring wrote:
> Hello,
> I want to backup a few Fedora serves and I'm wondering what Open
> Source software people have used and would recommend for taking a
> snapshot of a the complete system and have it save to an external USB
> hard drive.

Personally I like "dd" for images.

dd if=/dev/xxx | gzip > backup.img.gz

John Lange

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