Backing up SOHO server

Wojciech Puchar wojtek at
Mon Oct 23 17:42:38 UTC 2006

>> Hmm, not familiar with "dump" or "restore", but what I would suggest,
>> is when you can get some down time, boot from a live cd, and using a
>> dd/bzip2/split combo (or any other method of your choice), make a
>> backup image of the drive as well, If you get a new drive with the
>> same size/etc, it'll massively speed up the reinstall phase. When you
>> recover, all you need is cat/bunzip2/dd to do the restore. It's quite
>> a bit faster than a reinstall, especially if you compile your own apps
>> - it saved me a lot of time when my notebook died.
> Really, using dump/restore is a much better method.
> Stick with it.
old tools is usually the best tools.

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