Re: Backup & restore files using a rescue disk?
On 2010-03-26, Eric Belshaw <ebelshaw@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
I'm trying to find a rescue disk image that fill fit on a couple of
floppy disks to use to backup and restore files using a streamer tape
drive. I'm looking for a disk image that includes a Linux kernel with
built in support for SCSI, tape drives, and ext2, ext3, and FAT fs;
command shell, and full version of tar and mt utility. I haven't been
able to find rescue disks with mt & tar. Does it exist? What do you do
when your hard drive dies and you have to boot from a floppy disk (if
your system can't boot from a CD) and you need to restore files to a new
HDD, or backup what's left if you have a partition from another OS and
Linux is already gone?
Make a bootable USB drive. Or, if the computer can't boot from CD or USB,
back up the files via network. I think tomsrtbt can set up a little http or
ftp server. No CD, USB or network? What good is that PC? (just kidding)
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