Backup methodes

ray at ray at
Mon Nov 7 23:07:28 GMT 2005

At 10:44 PM 11/7/2005 +0000, Carlos Silva aka |Danger_Man| wrote:
| Hi,
| what is the best method to backup network information and local disk 
| information with another disk?
| regards,
| carlos silva,

Depends on how much info and if you can take the machine out of production.  For
most stuff, I use tar -czf or something along those lines (e.g. to move
directories or backup important information on servers).  If you have a 120GB
hard drive you need to make an exact copy of, I usually pull it from the machine
(if it's not in production) and use a diskology IDE cloner to make an exact backup.

Another method is to stick a 300GB or 400GB drive into a USB enclosure and then
just plug that in and copy data that you need.  

You can also use tape drives, although I've never been a big fan of them myself.
 Not with hard drives so cheap.  Yet another option is to use a DVD burner and
back up 4 or 8GB's a time to something you can store off site.

Anyway, hope that helps a bit :)


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