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Old 01-03-2008, 09:57 PM
Ruslan Sivak
Default Backup

We have a RHEL2 server that has had one of the drives in the raid array
fail. I would like to do a full backup of the system before we replace
the raided drive, in case the second drive decides to die during the

What is the recommended way to back up a linux system? I was thinking
of doing a snapshot, but the system is ext3 with no LVM. It has been
suggested to hook up a usb drive and do an rsync of /. Are there any
better solutions?

The reason I wanted a snapshot is that I wanted to get an image of the
disk, so that I wouldn't have to reinstall and reconfigure all the apps.

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