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PostPosted: Thu Jun 20, 2002 10:13 pm    Post subject: Creating an ISO of my completed Gentoo System?????? Reply with quote

What I want to do is backup my entire system to a directory on my hard drive and create an ISO of it so I can burn it to a CD. That way I can just pop in the CD and install everything from that CD to another i686 system without having and internet connection configured.

Basically what you would do when installing RedHat.

I am sure that this has been brought up before, but I can't find it with "Search" or at least anything with an answer.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 20, 2002 10:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, you could have used the -b switch when emerging so you could just emerge a binary package, but now that you've already compiled everything...

http://www.powerquest.com/driveimage/

I'm sure there are open-source solutions as well, but I haven't looked into them.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 20, 2002 10:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I found this from Google

http://systemimager.sourceforge.net/
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 21, 2002 8:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Norton's Ghost 2002 is a very popular tool that does this. I think it's a little windows biased, but I believe it works for everything. I've used it in several work environments on many different machines and it's a very good tool. The only problem is that windows bias. You would probably have to have a windows partition or something to install it on. Once you have it set up though you can make backups of any disk and partition that can be re-installed with very little effort. I wouldn't mention it here if I hadn't had so much personal success with it. I normally can't stand windows only products.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 21, 2002 9:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

There's also Partition Image for Linux:

http://www.partimage.org/
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 21, 2002 11:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You might also check out Mondo which is a backup tool used for bare metal recovery. Backs everything up to CD and restores it just like the original. Not quite as intrusive as a full-fledged imaging program and offers you a bit more flexibility as well. (restore to alternate file systems, different partition tables, etc.)

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 21, 2002 12:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

citizen428 wrote:
There's also Partition Image for Linux:

http://www.partimage.org/


Have you already used this application? Do you recommand it?
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 21, 2002 1:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

pacman wrote:
Have you already used this application? Do you recommand it?

I just got it recommended myself like a week ago. But I'm thinking of using it for my Gentoo backup :)
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 21, 2002 1:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Read the FAQ from their site, this app si very fatures-less...
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 21, 2002 3:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

pacman wrote:
Read the FAQ from their site, this app si very fatures-less...


There have been 5 apps mentioned in this thread. Were you referring to a particular one?

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 21, 2002 3:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.partimage.org/

Just read the FAQ and you will see...is good for a static partition...
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 22, 2002 10:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

pacman wrote:
citizen428 wrote:
There's also Partition Image for Linux:

http://www.partimage.org/


Have you already used this application? Do you recommand it?
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Partimage didn't work for me with XFS, although it should.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 24, 2002 8:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Depending on your partition sizes, you can use BootIT NG. It will image the partition to CD. I use it on one machine.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 24, 2002 2:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

pacman wrote:
citizen428 wrote:
There's also Partition Image for Linux:

http://www.partimage.org/


Have you already used this application? Do you recommand it?


I've just started to use Partition Image and it would compress 1 GB of data into a file of approx. 450MB (when using gzip'ed compression, bzip will most probably give even better results). This file can then be burned onto CD.

I have, however, not yet tried to restore the data so I can't say how reliable it works in that direction...
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