[Box Backup] System Backups?

Joe Krahn boxbackup@fluffy.co.uk
Wed, 01 Dec 2004 12:44:00 -0500

Martin Ebourne wrote:
> Joe Krahn <krahn@niehs.nih.gov> wrote:
>> 2) A utility for doing a full or partial restore from outside the native
>> OS (i.e. a mini-Linux recovery CD that can do full backups and restores).
> Rather than wait for Box to support all of these features, maybe you'd be
> better off with something that was designed for what you want.
> I can personally recommend Mondo Rescue which does everything you list 
> above
> and much more. It is specifically designed as a disaster recovery solution
> where you can backup to a bootable cd/dvd. When you boot off the cd it 
> has a
> 'nuke' option which will recreate all of the partitions and data exactly
> where it left off, leaving you with a working system once again. It 
> supports
> live backups, backup of windows partitions, and can even back up to nfs
> drives in case you don't want/have cd access.
> Although it can do user data backup that is not where it targets and 
> I've yet
> to see a program better than Box for that task. I find a dual backup system
> using mondo for system disks and box for data works very well.
Sounds OK, but having one system means that system changes get
incorporated into the data backups, without having to carfully define what
system data can change to go along with BoxBackup.

Since BoxBackup is primarily a backup Engine, maybe Mondo could be set
up to work together with BoxBackup.