Originally Posted by Hopworks
Just wanted to say that I appreciate your post on backup and restore. I just have a question or two. I wouldn't even bother you except I'm really afraid I'll lose all my work over the past several months. This is my first trip through the wonderful world of Linux, and I had to jump through a lot of hoops to get my LAMP working.
I noticed the command line solution you offered...
tar cvpzf backup.tgz --exclude=/etc/fstab --exclude=/boot --exclude=/proc --exclude=/lost+found --exclude=/backup.tgz --exclude=/mnt --exclude=/sys /
Just wanted to put that backup file on my second drive. Would I just append to the front of that first part of that line? Like /video/backups/backup.tgz? The 'video' is because that drive was set up to handle my PVR files.
So then I pull the hard drives and put them into my p4 system, and what... install feisty fresh and then unarchive the file to that drive and get back where I was?
Sorry again to bother you. I'm so appreciative of your post and the help it is offering me during this very tense procedure for me. =)
Actaully all you need to do is change directories to /video/backups/ on your second drive and run the command. The backup file is created in whichever directory your in. By default the terminal loads you to /home, so that is where the backup is saved unless you specify otherwise... example cd /dev/sda2//video/backups/. (not sure if sda2 would be your second drive - just a guess- use the fdisk -l command to figure that out)
Anyway I hope this helps, but for future reference please asks these kinds of questions inside the post, so that everyone can benefit.