[svlug] Re: booting reiserfs rescue

George Georgalis georgw at galis.org
Fri Jan 31 18:48:48 PST 2003


Have been looking at the doc and can't find a single thing wrong with
this one ( http://www.systemimager.org ), in other words it looks
perfect! Thanks Neil.

// George

On Fri, Jan 31, 2003 at 12:40:12AM -0800, Neil Schneider wrote:
>Take a look at systemimager http://www.systemimager.org It's suitable for
>cloning machines, and it will boot from a network, if you have all the
>proper pieces in place, dhcpd, dns and tftp, and it's relatively fast. I
>use it for saving special configurations I build, on a machine
>specifically for this purpose.
>
>begin quoting George Georgalis :
>> On Thu, Jan 30, 2003 at 03:49:27PM -0800, Rick Schultz wrote:
>> 
>> >On Thu, Jan 30, 2003 at 06:11:36PM -0500, George Georgalis wrote:
>> >
>> >> I'm looking for a way to make a network backup of an install, and
>> >> restore that to another box with a different size disk. tomsrtbt
>> >> would work fine if it supported reiser filesystems
>> >
>> >If you want the whole filesystem, you can copy the entire partition
>> >with dd.  You wouldn't need reiserfs support, since you wouldn't really
>> >be interacting with the filesystem, just the partition.
>> >
>> >After restoring the partition to a target machine, it could be resized
>> >with parted.
>> 
>> It's the fdisk/mkreiserfs, restore rsync ssh/nfs (not using dd) that I'm
>> stuck on.
>> 
>> Also should have been more clear, cdrom drives are not available, need
>> to use a floppy (or two) and the network.
>> 
>> Using dd like you say sounds like a lot of trouble. I think it would be
>> easier to make floppies with rsync ssh reiser kernel etc.
>> 
>> >In either case, check out Timo's Rescue CD set
>> >(http://rescuecd.sourceforge.net/) as well as the Gentoo Live CD.  I
>> >think both will have all the tools you're looking for.
>> 
>> Haven't seen that one before. Looks like it has a floppy section
>> too. Will check it out!
>> 
>> // George
>> 
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