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    Default backup advice

    I looking for advice on what is the best way for backup on opensuse in case hard disk failure .

    I have opensuse as server running samba (with some share folder) and mysql and web service.
    for mysql backup I run cron job using automysqlbackup script that run 3 times a day (morning , lunch , evening).

    in case of hard disk failure, I wish to be put every things on new hard disk in 1or 2 hours.

    do I have to use disk imaging software ? if yes please recommend

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    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    West Yorkshire, UK

    Default Re: backup advice

    A lot depends on how you intend to do it. One option would be rsync to another hard disk.

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    Join Date
    Jun 2008

    Default Re: backup advice

    And check rsnapshot. They use basicaly rsync, but have allready wrapped it in a usefull, configurable tool. Like rsysnc it works local and remote.

    And like john_hudson, I stress the fact that you should make a plan containing why you want a backup, what you want to backup, method (how much, incremental, etc), and more. You are allready doing that according to your post. You can make a choice of a tool after you know what you want.

    And, very important, plan for a data recovery and test it!
    Henk van Velden

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    Default Re: backup advice

    thanks for your suggestion. i will into this.

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