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How can I do Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES v.4 OS backup to CD/DVD

walkman
Occasional Contributor

How can I do Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES v.4 OS backup to CD/DVD

I have a Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES v.4 server without tape driver,just have a dvd write,how can I backup the OS to re-write CD/DVDs , and can can I build the CD as bootable OS disk.thank you!
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savus
Advisor

Re: How can I do Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES v.4 OS backup to CD/DVD

Hello,
you can use tools that create images of the HDD like Norton Gost or Acronis True Image. Of course you can also use the dd command.

Regards,
Stefan
walkman
Occasional Contributor

Re: How can I do Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES v.4 OS backup to CD/DVD

Thank.
I would like use a opensource software or command and schedule running by crontab job.any body have idea about this .thank you very much!
savus
Advisor

Re: How can I do Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES v.4 OS backup to CD/DVD

smatador
Honored Contributor

Re: How can I do Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES v.4 OS backup to CD/DVD

Hi,
You could also see mondorescue for disaster recovery cd, so bootable cd.
http://www.mondorescue.org/
Hope it helps
Maaz
Valued Contributor

Re: How can I do Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES v.4 OS backup to CD/DVD

use clonezilla.
Clonezilla is a free, open source, multitasking and multi operating system software, that works like GHOST Corporate edition.
http://www.cyberciti.biz/tips/download-linux-clonezilla-to-clone-system.html

Regards
Maaz
likid0
Honored Contributor

Re: How can I do Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES v.4 OS backup to CD/DVD

You can also try system imager, It works fine for me, based on rsync.

http://wiki.systemimager.org/index.php/Main_Page
Windows?, no thanks
Steven E. Protter
Exalted Contributor

Re: How can I do Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES v.4 OS backup to CD/DVD

Shalom,

You have already received good instructions.

Building a boot DVD is a good plan. Backing up user data this way is not. Obtain and implement a tape based backup systems for this part of your backup.

The EVA, when properly licensed has ways of splitting storage share points to let you get good backups easily. It can all be automated and merely requires someone to monitor the job logs.

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