Data recovery emergency on a downed server... Help please!!
opengeometry-FFYn/CNdgSA at public.gmane.org
Wed Dec 31 22:58:52 UTC 2003
On Wed, Dec 31, 2003 at 05:12:08PM -0500, James Knott wrote:
> I have 2 identical 60G hard drives. I simply clone the entire drive
> onto the other, which is mounted in a removable tray.
> Also, the best backup system is redunancy. Make lots of copies, with
> off site storage, to minimize the potential loss. Live mirrors also
> help protect against physical damage.
1. My advice to those experiencing flaky harddisk... Spend the money on
- good power supply and case
- good harddisk
- good motherboard
Of the above, power supply is most often overlooked. It's the most
important thing, in my opinion; and, I don't mean wattage rating on
2. Since I'm running Slackware, I don't do complete system backup. I
only backup users data (ie. things that were added or modified since
install). When doing total restore, I just run a script to do the
complete installation of Linux from distribution CD; then, restore the
users data. For other distro, it may be different, because this depends
on whether you can do unattended complete install.
William Park, Open Geometry Consulting, <opengeometry-FFYn/CNdgSA at public.gmane.org>
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