From: Greg Wallace (jgregw_at_acsalaska.net)
To: <email@example.com> Date: Fri, 16 Jul 2004 19:40:20 -0800
Here is the weekly update of the backup list.
Jerome R Westrick -- Can back up to Disk,CD's, DVD's, Network, but also to
Jerome R Westrick -- Costs $50
Simon Oliver -- (According to Linux documentation, it creates a compressed
archive that is "much
safer than compressed tar or cpio archives" -- Greg W)
Simon Oliver -- You say "find /usr -mount -print | cpio -o -v -H crc >
file_or_device". If you
want data from other mounted file systems, say /usr/local,
leave off the -mount
(Say you did this and shipped the output to another
storage device. Then you
lost your entire Linux system. Could you re-install SuSE
installation CD and, from within that running system, run
the CPIO recovery?
-- Greg W)
Michael Cooke (one of the authors of the software) -- Can be found at
Simon Oliver -- Doesn't allow you to restore selected paths
C Hamel -- Had problems with it under SuSE 8.2
Donn Washburn -- You can get Mondo at www.microwerks.net/~hugo/
Blue Moose IT Support -- If you have SuSE 9.1, you may want to go to
The rpm from Mondo's site caused seg fault
errors. The Mondo
available from mikenjane works with the 2.6
Leendert Meyer -- Pointer at sourceforge.net/projects/mondo/
Mike -- May not work on current SuSE versions. Last generic release was
Michael W Cocke -- Mondo has a maximum of 50 media unless you build it
with some optional
Fleet Senseman -- Lets you recover to exactly what you had on your drive
before you stared. It
can be found at www.partimage.org. The recovery cd
program is systemrescuecd.
Portlock Storage Manager
Travis Barlow -- It's still in Beta. Can Backup to FTP/DVD/CD/etc... Go
Pinto -- Most thorough program.
C Hamel -- Available at
(I went to this site and took a look. Apparently, you download
burn it to a CD. You then boot your machine from this CD. At
that point, you have
several programs available, one of which, "partimage", will
copy your entire linux
partition. Not sure where it copies it to. Maybe to a usb
backup device? Sound
like the type of tool I am looking for in that it makes a
complete image copy of
your partition -- Greg W)
SuSE Linux sub-partitioning
Bruce Marshall -- (This is more a precautionary measure to protect your
data during installation
as opposed to a backup measure).
First I assume you dont want to spend all day
installing. Clean install is then the only way to go.
Only 90 minutes on a PII
350 with 256mb memory.
You reject the recommended and goto expert
partitioning. make /boot / swap and
/home separate partitions. I was told Oracle is hugh so
IMHO it would be smart to
have a fifth partition just for it.