[sf-lug] My final comment on "Does anyone have a good backup strategy for Ubuntu 7.04 (Feisty)?"

Rick Moen rick at linuxmafia.com
Mon Sep 10 13:19:43 PDT 2007

Quoting John Lowry (johnlowry at gmail.com):

> Ghost for Linux, http://sourceforge.net/projects/g4l
> For more tchnical folk, dd.
> Or better yet, ddrescue, http://www.gnu.org/software/ddrescue/ddrescue.html

GNU ddrescue happens to be, in fact, one of the many entries on the
Freshmeat link I posted earlier, http://freshmeat.net/browse/866/ .
(That's "Browse project tree :: System :: Recovery Tools" inside the main
Freshmeat directory, by the way.)

Leading the figurative resident horse to that particular watering hole,
citing entries in the order encountered:

Ghost for Linux
A hard disk and partition imaging/cloning tool using compression and FTP

A credit card Linux rescue system with NTFS write support and virus

Linbox Rescue Server
A centralized PC hardware/software inventory, imaging, and backup tool.

A bootable CDROM image with many system tools.
(RM: Possibly not preconfigured enough for the desired usage model
indicated upthread, but it does have the necessary tools, e.g.,

GNU ddrescue
A data recovery tool.

Partimage Is Not Ghost
A bootable distribution for backing up and restoring whole partitions.

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