[SATLUG] Live backup / hot imaging software for Linux?
demeler at biochem.uthscsa.edu
Thu Feb 3 17:35:07 CST 2011
> rsync should be able to handle this well. If a file disappears while you
> are reading it, it will give you a warning. Furthermore, the rsync can be
> repeated as often as you like. Once the bulk has been copied, rsync will
> be fast and give you almost realtime updates. If you need anything faster
> than rsync, use RAID1.
Forgot to mention: You could also exclude certain directories from the \
copy, using the exclude switch: --exclude=/tmp
Check the man page, rsync has oodles of options....
> > Can anyone recommend a good backup software that can clone an entire
> > drive into an image while said drive is running? Something like
> > DriveImageXML, but for Linux. I've tried just copying
> > partition-to-partition (/dev/hda to /dev/hdb, for example) and using dd,
> > with somewhat mixed and unpredictable results on the copy. What is the
> > best way to get a hot image of a disk in Linux?
> > David
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