[RndTbl] Open Source Backup/cloning to USB HDD

Gilles Detillieux grdetil at scrc.umanitoba.ca
Tue Oct 27 14:59:42 CDT 2009

For file-by-file backups, I like to use the rsync command.  E.g.:

   rsync -a -H -X -x --delete /home/. /mnt/backup/home/.

It's very quick and copies over only what's changed (based on file 
modtimes and/or sizes).  It also works well over ssh.

On 27/10/2009 2:50 PM, kel at kelweb.ca wrote:
> Clonezilla (GPL) is awesome. The live CD supports backup to network shares as well as transfer over ssh.
> Kelly
> ------Original Message------
> From: John Lange
> Sender: roundtable-bounces at muug.mb.ca
> To: roundtable at muug.mb.ca
> 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

Gilles R. Detillieux              E-mail: <grdetil at scrc.umanitoba.ca>
Spinal Cord Research Centre       WWW:    http://www.scrc.umanitoba.ca/
Dept. Physiology, U. of Manitoba  Winnipeg, MB  R3E 0J9  (Canada)

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