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Postby ashley194 » Sun Sep 23, 2007 16:48

Hi all,
I've been looking for a backup system for months (rsync sounds way above me), so saw this package on http://gentoo-portage.com/app-backup/mondo-rescue & thought I'd give it a whirl.
Only thing is, it shows as being masked in konsole :? Any pointers on to remove the mask, so I can give this software a trial?

Thanks :D
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Re: mondo-rescue installation

Postby wolfden » Sun Sep 23, 2007 17:25

http://gentoo-wiki.com/TIP_Dealing_with_masked_packages

also if you click the hard masked lettering on:
http://gentoo-portage.com/app-backup/mondo-rescue

it will tell u exactly how to
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Re: mondo-rescue installation

Postby ashley194 » Sun Sep 23, 2007 17:45

Thanks for the tip wolfden, as soon as I saw that it may break my system, I decided to forgo mondo-rescue :lol:

What would you recommend as a simple backup solution :? Since last February I've been simply copying my email/mp3 etc to a spare HDD, but there's got to be a better solution than that.
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Re: mondo-rescue installation

Postby wolfden » Sun Sep 23, 2007 18:03

I don't use a backup program for simple backups

Anything I want to keep, I simply burn to disk - why would I need a program to do that?
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Re: mondo-rescue installation

Postby ashley194 » Sun Sep 23, 2007 19:14

Only reason why I'm looking for a backup program is this: I want to be able to create an image that I know is working 100%, no doubt I'm going to trash my SL install some time in the future. So what I'm looking for is a utility that I can fall-back on, then simply restore image/working system & I'm back up & running. Also, knowing there's a safety-net, enables you to be more adventurous :wink:
Say I want to 'glsa-check -f all' (which I wouldn't do without some kind of backup), & my SL install goes pear-shaped. I know I've got a working image to restore.

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Re: mondo-rescue installation

Postby Fitzcarraldo » Sun Sep 23, 2007 20:03

No need to feel confused by rsync. Just invest in a copy of the excellent, non geeky, Linux Phrasebook (it's a pocket book) by Scott Granneman. Cost me GBP 10.99 and was a good investment. It explains all those Linux commands in a way that anyone should be able to understand, and gives LOTS of examples. His section on rsync is clarity itself, and I have set up a backup shortcut on my Desktop to run the rsync command from the book to back up my Home directory onto an external USB HDD. Works a treat and has saved my bacon a few times.

If you want to back up all of SL, then I'd recommend you go for an image copying LiveCD such as the SystemRescueCD:

http://www.sysresccd.org/Main_Page

Just download the ISO, burn to CD and use it to back up all the partitions to e.g. an external USB HDD.

See also:

http://www.thefreecountry.com/utilities ... mage.shtml
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