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Offline bluesky2006

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Server backup questions
« on: March 11, 2013, 04:40:56 am »
I want to backup the server hosting my FlexRAID to a network drive in case something goes horribly wrong. By which I mean, just the OS side - not the FlexRAID drives themelves.

So, my question is, as an example: if I want to backup my whole server OS, will the program try and backup my mounted drives as well or just the mount points, if you see what I mean? I want to do a backup of my whole Linux OS, but I don't want it taking all my 4TB of FlexRAID based data into account. Is this anything I should worry about? Is the answer simply to tell my backup program to omit the FlexRAID mounted folder?

Also, is it possible to do image backups (akin to what Acronis does) while the server is running? Would this process work while my server is running?

http://www.cyberciti.biz/tips/howto-copy-compressed-drive-image-over-network.html