[nSLUG] bare metal recovery
hnassrat at gmail.com
Fri Jul 17 11:56:51 ADT 2009
On Fri, Jul 17, 2009 at 10:56:30AM -0300, D G Teed wrote:
> I've heard a suggested recovery technique is to install a bare minimal
> install to the swap partition, boot that, install the backup/recover
I thought swap partition is volatile, I wouldn't think you ca use it for
this purpose. Ofcourse my experience is quite limited, but to me this is
> software, and restore to the original partitions, run the boot loader
> tool, fix fstab, etc.
I think if you run a live CD or USB it may be easier.
> on a live system. Has anyone else managed to recover the
> root partition from their backup software while running on the
> same root?
If you have a copy of "/" backed up soemwhere, the recomended strategy
is to load up a live cd, or plug in the drive that the data will be
pushed to on another running machine (ofcourse you need a way to get to
the backup data, netwrok (rsync) or a burnt DVD maybe options). Mount
the drive, e.g.
mount /dev/sda2 /mnt/brokendisk
mount /dev/sdb2 /mnt/backupdisk
rsync -av --progress /mnt/backupdisk/ /mnt/brokendisk/
ofcourse changing the above to suit your layout.
I am still not 100% sure I undrestand your problem. Hope this helps.
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