Anyone know a good way to backup a native install?

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cory1492
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Anyone know a good way to backup a native install?

Post by cory1492 » Sun Feb 06, 2005 1:38 pm

I have recently made a native install of home 3.2 to my custom partition (the last 10 gigs of my F drive) and am currently doing the magic update for xorg.

It has taken about 7hrs to update and I was wondering if anyone knows a somewhat simple way for me to back this up (once the update is complete) in case my custom partitioning fails for whatever reason.

Aside from putting the drive into the PC, which to me seems a little complex, I was thinking there must be a way. Even if I have to put a burner into the xbox temporarily.

Thanks for any help :D
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Post by kirrilian » Sun Feb 06, 2005 3:40 pm

boot to a live linux cd that works on the xbox, then ftp the files to your pc. that would probably do it

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Post by nobspangle » Mon Feb 07, 2005 10:57 pm

you just need to tar up everything on the filesystem.
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Post by ShALLaX » Tue Feb 08, 2005 2:01 am

Yep, boot resctoox.. mount your native partition, tar it up.. done.
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Post by nobspangle » Tue Feb 08, 2005 8:47 am

you can tar your system up whilst it's live, you just need to exclude /mnt and /proc
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Post by cory1492 » Wed Feb 09, 2005 12:53 pm

Nice, definitely a good starting place to learn more about *nix, figuring out tars balls and ftpds ;)

Thanks for the nudge once again :D
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Post by ShALLaX » Wed Feb 09, 2005 1:42 pm

Ehhh, I hate doing that... IMO backing up a live FS is asking for trouble.
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Post by nobspangle » Fri Feb 11, 2005 8:02 am

That's true, generally I keep a master backup of the system and then just make backups of configuration files and data whilst the system is live.
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