Linux Image Copy and Restore

In this blog entry, I'll show you how standard Linux commands can be used to create image files of a Linux system, which can then be used for full system restores as well as individual file restores.

I was recently working with a co-worker who wanted to be able to create an image file of his Linux system and then be able to do a full system restore (and restore individual files) from the image file. In this blog entry, I'll show you how this objective can be achieved using tools and commands readily available in the Linux OS. Perform a Backup The first step is to create the image file.  This can be done simply with the following command: dd if=/dev/sda conv=sync,noerror ...

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Erwin Earley is a managing consultant at IBM who has worked with the Rochester, Minn., development lab since 1996. Erwin currently works with customers implementing open-source solutions on the IBM...
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