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How to install Acronis True Image 9.1 Server for Linux

Postby ashley194 » Thu Oct 11, 2007 6:55

In my quest for a reliable backup solution, I downloaded the above program last night. The file name is 'TrueImageServer9.1_d_en.i686', any ideas how to get Portage to install this beastie?

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Re: How to install Acronis True Image 9.1 Server for Linux

Postby rand.a » Thu Oct 11, 2007 7:51

http://download.acronis.com/pdf/trueima ... _ug.en.pdf

Why are you using Acronis anyway? What kind of backup solution are you looking for?
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Re: How to install Acronis True Image 9.1 Server for Linux

Postby ashley194 » Thu Oct 11, 2007 8:48

I'm looking for a disk imaging program, that'll enable me to restore a working SL installation, if I do something stupid :oops: I've had a look at rsync, but am too stupid to make much sense of the plethora of instructions to get it working. Just want to backup my SL to a spare hard drive :( So any advice to install this Acronis would come in very handy :D

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Re: How to install Acronis True Image 9.1 Server for Linux

Postby rand.a » Fri Oct 12, 2007 4:22

Backing up an entire partition is quite simple, just use the dd command. Here is a guide:

http://www.cyberciti.biz/tips/how-do-i- ... th-dd.html

Another good guide for Gentoo is this:

http://gentoo-wiki.com/HOWTO_Backup
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Re: How to install Acronis True Image 9.1 Server for Linux

Postby Fitzcarraldo » Fri Oct 12, 2007 16:26

You can't use dd on mounted core partitions though, can you? Don't you have to use it from a LiveCD or LiveDVD to be able to back up e.g. the root partition?

I use Partimage from a LiveCD (SystemRescueCd):

http://www.sysresccd.org/Main_Page

dd copies partitions without compression, so the backup is as big as the original partition. Partimage allows (optionally) you to backup a partition to a Gzip file, thus saving space.

I'm just now typing a HowTo for SystemRescueCd and Partimage. I'll post it once I've proofread it.
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