Image of hard drive using rdiff-backup

Ben Escoto
Mon, 02 Sep 2002 14:51:24 -0700

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>>>>> "TvdM" == Theo van der Merwe <>
>>>>> wrote the following on Mon, 02 Sep 2002 11:46:52 +0000

  TvdM> Is it possible to make a complete image (or clone) of your
  TvdM> hard drive using rdiff-backup?  When restored to a new hard
  TvdM> drive, the backup should be bootable again and should be an
  TvdM> exact copy or clone of the hard drive(i.e. the program should
  TvdM> firstly copy the system file information necessary to boot).

I don't have much to add to Kevin's message, except note that he says
that with multiple partitions it is more complicated.  If you are
booting of this drive, it almost certainly has multiple partitions
like a swap partition and maybe /boot, /usr/local, etc.  So you will
have to copy each filesystem to the right place, and format your swap

Ben Escoto

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