Hi every body I am a new CentOS user. I installed CentOS 6 on my laptop and add some software to it. How can I create a full image (boot able) back up of it. ( some thing like windows full image backup). please help!
maybe dd help you.
“man dd” god point. beside it there is amanda.
you can also use clonezilla because when you taking whole system storage backup then it is recommended.
The question is really about bare metal restore, yes?
I would recommend clonezilla and that you create a bootable thumb drive or cd and be sure you can boot off of either and access the storage that you intent to contain your backup.
‘Clonezilla-live’ is a bootable image that will do a menu-driven image copy to another disk or network storage. It will do a single disk at a time (no raid), or you can manually pick partitions. It knows enough about most filesystems to skip the unused portions.
‘Relax-and-Recover’ (ReaR) has a slightly different approach. It will create a bootable image including scripts to reconstruct your filesystem layout (including multiple disks, lvm, raid, etc.), and then restore a tar-type backup onto it. The actual backup part has several options included, or you can stop after the filesystem is ready and do your own restore.
Mondo Rescue! http://www.mondorescue.org/
Mike Burger wrote:
I’ll second that! I use mondo for all my Linux distros although mondo’s author is working on the problems that have been presented by Fedora
17’s new filesystem layout & at present, the fix ain’t in yet.
Works flawlessly for me though & is especially smooth on CentOS (no need, I’ve found, to even alter any parameters in mindi.conf which were required on Ubuntu).
The mondo mailing list is friendly & helpful too.