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Linux System Restore

Link to this post 08 Jul 10

hi! i want to ask if theres a linux distro have a System Restore like Windows? THANK YOU....

Link to this post 08 Jul 10

It depend what system restore functionality you are looking for.

if you want a recovery disk you can use boot to fix issues, then that is possible from any linux based live disk.

If you want a backup feature, then there are several options, a vague google search should point you to many options, but a few are listed at http://www.junauza.com/2009/01/7-best-freeopen-source-backup-software.html

Link to this post 16 Apr 11

Hi,

you could take a look at bolting NILFS into the distro you are using:

http://www.nilfs.org/en/

Its a constantly journalling filesystem, so lets you restore files you have accidentally deleted.

Link to this post 19 Apr 11

ok Thank you for giving idea :)

Link to this post 20 Apr 11

haliparotin wrote:

hi! i want to ask if theres a linux distro have a [b]System Restore like Windows? [/b] THANK YOU....

You talk about this kind of system restore: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/System_Restore ?

First hit on Google says NO :
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/linux-general-1/is-there-a-system-restore-for-linux-what-do-you-do-when-the-system-act-badly-704829/

There is other tools for backups such as dump / restore etc.

Link to this post 20 Apr 11


First hit on Google says NO :

Dude, that's plain *WRONG*

A system restore in linux is as easy as:

Create "mount point":


tar cvvf backup.tar /

Restore:


tar xvf backup.tar

You just need to do that from a livecd and you are ready to go with a *real* "mount point" working.

That's obviously "killing flies with bazookas" but it *is* a system restore ;)

From there you can think of different solutions to your needs.

Regards

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