Sun Aug 22 21:45:02 EDT 2004
On Aug 21, 2004, at 3:21 PM, Kevin Reiter wrote:
> Would that include all the backups of config files from a working
> user accounts, etc., or is that more like a fresh install? I've never
> PXE so I don't know how it works (yet.)
one thing to think about would be using the cfengine
(http://www.cfengine.org/) or something similar. You can include the
cfengine with your base RamDisk image that would be loaded via PXE.
> One of the reasons I mentioned partimage is because when I used g4u,
> image size was *huge* and I was looking for a different way to clone a
> in case of a major failure (for a quick restore) without having to
> have a
> spare 19GB free in a directory somewhere. Since partimage basically
> unused space on the drive, the image tends to be a lot smaller, and in
> case, able to fit on a CD. For me, booting to a CD and having the
> restored is a lot simpler and a huge time saver. If PXE can do that,
> give it a try..
not sure you want to use PXE to load that much data. it can dole out a
bootable system image. to restore from there i'm not sure what you
would do, i guess it depends on what your system layout is. I like to
use bacula or (even XFS dumps on linux/irix) for system restores
because each provide fairly quick searchable restore procedures.
anyway thought i'd throw my 2bits in.
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