Is there a helpful DIY on backing up your full system to protect against a HD crash? The part I don't understand is how to restore to a bare metal drive with a different serial number, since a stock openSUSE install will not boot after such a restore.

I was thinking you would have to boot a live distro of some sort (knoppix?) and edit menu.lst and fstab to reflect the device ID of the new hard drive. It seems like there should be a python or perl utility already written for openSUSE to do this sort of thing to all the system files affected by the changed device ID.

Thank You,