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Re: [rdiff-backup-users] Examples for whole-system backup

From: Chris Wilson
Subject: Re: [rdiff-backup-users] Examples for whole-system backup
Date: Thu, 9 Apr 2015 14:32:03 +0100

Hi all,

I have done bare metal restores with duplicity (same author, different tech). 
My previous job used this as the main emergency recovery mechanism. I believe 
that rdiff-backup would work just as well. You'll need to sort the comms 
between client and server (e.g. Ssh keys and firewalls), handle databases and 
other files being modified during the backup, and test it of course!

Taking LVM snapshots is a very different approach, relatively fast and low 
impact but requires a lot of storage and bandwidth (no diffs). In the case of 
bare metal, where you normally only need one backup and often keep large disks 
on the same site (depending on your threat model) it could also be a good 
solution for you.

Cheers, Chris. 

Sent from my iPhone

> On 9 Apr 2015, at 12:41, address@hidden wrote:
> Not the OP, but what do you recommend (in the LInux world, please, as that is 
> what I use...)?
>> On Thursday, April 09, 2015 02:41:44 AM you wrote:
>> I'm sure that you could devise some scheme to do a full metal restore
>> with rdiff-backup, but in my opinion, it's not the tool for the job.
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