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    Default Re: How do I make a complete backup?

    On 2014-02-17 20:07, malcolmlewis wrote:

    > Hi
    > It does, it's called spacewalk and zypp-plugin-spacewalk all
    > deployment is done via a centralized machine, or locally via zypper if
    > you can't wait....


    Oh? :-O

    Do you know of a link explaining it?

    I see:

    spacewalk-backend
    zypp-plugin-spacewalk

    on the OBS.

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    Default Re: How do I make a complete backup?

    On Mon 17 Feb 2014 09:24:13 PM CST, Carlos E. R. wrote:

    On 2014-02-17 20:07, malcolmlewis wrote:

    > Hi
    > It does, it's called spacewalk and zypp-plugin-spacewalk all
    > deployment is done via a centralized machine, or locally via zypper if
    > you can't wait....


    Oh? :-O

    Do you know of a link explaining it?

    I see:

    spacewalk-backend
    zypp-plugin-spacewalk

    on the OBS.

    Hi
    Here you go... http://spacewalk.redhat.com/

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    Default Re: How do I make a complete backup?

    On 2014-02-17 22:51, malcolmlewis wrote:
    > On Mon 17 Feb 2014 09:24:13 PM CST, Carlos E. R. wrote:


    >> Oh? :-O
    >>
    >> Do you know of a link explaining it?




    > Hi
    > Here you go... http://spacewalk.redhat.com/


    Mmmm...

    I don't know if it does what I thought about. My idea was rather an
    automatic repository proxy.

    I'll have to read a bit more.

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    Default Re: How do I make a complete backup?

    Quote Originally Posted by malcolmlewis View Post
    How long does it take to clone a disk?
    Depends on the disk type and size and the backup medium, the speed of the processor, and the amount of RAM, etc.

    On a mildly older machine, 2 Gigabytes of RAM, dual processor:

    It takes me 2 hours to back up a 200-Gigabyte IDE drive to an external HD, and this includes a l00-Gigabyte NTFS partition (NTFS partitions take a lot longer to back up than ext4 partitions).

    It takes significantly less time to restore.

    Generally, follow this procedure:

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    Default Re: How do I make a complete backup?

    On 2014-02-18 04:36, Fraser Bell wrote:

    > It takes me 2 hours to back up a 200-Gigabyte IDE drive to an external
    > HD, and this includes a l00-Gigabyte NTFS partition (NTFS partitions
    > take a lot longer to back up than ext4 partitions).


    When using clonezilla? Yes, possibly.

    That may be because clonezilla tries to do clever things like skipping
    unused partition sectors, which means looking at the partition
    structures. This takes some time, and the speed varies.

    Another possibility, is that when clonezilla does not understand a
    particular filesystem, instead it does a full sector by sector copy,
    which is of course bigger and takes longer.

    This second possibility I know that is true; tested not with clonezilla
    but with another cloning sofware (cdrescue?). ntfs partitions were
    copied byte by byte (which happens to be what I want to do, actually).


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