Best method for disaster recovery
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: August 13, 2012
I've currently been running our small business on an Ubuntu PDC I set up following an excellent tutorial from quite a while ago. It's run great, but just a week ago, my server's hardware gave out. Fortunately the drives were fine, and I was able to swap them into another machine without much fuss and get back up and running. Now, I want to upgrade my server to a Zentyal installation, and I realize I don't have a good backup system in place to recover from a similar catastrophe where the actual harddrives are fried.
What's the best way to backup and recover from a complete server melt-down? I want to be able to recover the entire system to completely new hardware should the need arise. I do backups of all our files, but right now, if something dies, I will have to rebuild the server from scratch. I want to be able to restore everything (LDAP, databases, configurations, ect.) to a new machine as if nothing happened. What's the most common way to do this on an Ubuntu server?
Best method to remote desktop to Ubuntu 12.10 from Win 7?
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: January 2, 2013
I have just installed Ubuntu 12.10 and need to remote desktop to it from my Windows 7 PC, how can I do this? Is Xrdp any good?
mysql disaster recovery?
location: linuxquestions.com - date: September 23, 2006
I have recently had a hardware failure on my mysql server. i've got a new machine ready to take it's place, but i never had a chance to do a mysqldump of my data. i have access to all the hard drives from the old machine - how can i pull the mysql data off the old drives? where does mysql store databases by default in slackware?
i've tried to google search for this but all i get are guides about how to do a mysqldump - and ads for companies that do data recovery. i wasn't able to do a dump - what do i do now?
thanks in advance!
Cloning bootable USB flash drive onto larger flash drive best method?
location: linuxquestions.com - date: February 25, 2014
I have a server running on a USB flash drive and I need to move it to a larger drive. I'd like to keep the server up and running if it is possible, at least until the new drive is ready and all I have to do is reboot.
I know how to use ddrescue and already gave this a try. I copied the original 8gb drive to a 32gb drive. It has 2 primary partitions (sda1, sda2) and an extended partition (sda5 - swap) - both were partitioned to 4gb. I expanded sda2 to take up the rest of the drive so it ended at the end of the drive, moved the data so that sda5 started at about 24GB mark, giving it 8GB space, then moved the beginning of sda2 to the beginning point of sda5 (leaving a large open space between the 2 primary partitions. I then resized sda1 to end at the 24GB mark (where sda2 starts) taking up all the remaining free space in the middle. So now the whole drive is in use
When I try to boot from the larger drive I get the screen where I choose which installed version of Linux
[SOLVED] Best method/software to make snapshots of my system
location: linuxquestions.com - date: January 20, 2014
Now that I have my home server up and running and SSH configured I would like to make a snapshot backup in case I really screw it up I won't have to start from scratch.
In the past I've used Ghost and Carbon Cloner on windows and mac. What's the preferred method for doing this on linux?
Best method for virtualization without GUI
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: May 11, 2012
This is my first post on these forums and I'm really starting to get into Linux. After enjoying my time using Ubuntu and Linux Mint for about 6 months and having some more spare time with school over, I decided to finally move my home server from Windows to Ubuntu.
On my previous Windows Server I used VirtualBox to run pfSense which is a freeBSD based router distro. I am trying to figure out what the best way to do this in Linux would be since I am not running a GUI.
I tried following some tutorials online and have been able to create the virtual machines in KVM but get stuck when it comes time to install/configure the OS. This is because I don't know how to access the guest OS.
Any guidance would be greatly appreciated, but please take it slow as I'm still a beginner.
My configuration file for the VM pfsense.xml is:
Best method for installing ubuntu on flash drive?
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: May 7, 2013
Hey guys, its my first post here, i hope its in the right place.
I've recently built a pc out of my spare parts, quickly realized that i didn't have a spare hdd lying round. I'm building this pc as a media pc for streaming etc, and i'm aiming to install ubuntu on a 8gb flash drive (not a live cd) that boots the whole system into ram, has a few gb of persistent storage and be able to permanently mount shares on a smb network
Amd Phenom ii x6
on board graphics (nforce)
no optical drive
i tried installing directly on to a flash drive but the performance was awful (many freezes) because i couldn't get boot to ram to work (necessary packages would install, maybe no compatible with 13.04?), i tried a live usb with "toram" parameter but persistent storage would not work, plus im really looking for a full install so i can change window managers etc.
Ive used other distros like knoppix(really good performance but lacking the necessary software) but im re
Best method of running Linux distro from 4GB usb stick?
location: linuxquestions.com - date: April 13, 2007
Im trying to understand how this should be done.
Do you run a live distro from stick or do you do an installation with swap and partitions as on a hard drive?
If you run a live distro how do you setup stick for storage and swap?
I currently run Mandriva 2007 on my PC so im using this for the memory stick since im familiar with this distro.
Confused usb stick newbie Any pointers on the issue will be greatfully recieved.
Disaster Recovery Plan Page 2
location: linuxquestions.com - date: October 5, 2007
Thanks for the info. I am actually attempting to move my openSuSE 10.2 installation from its current location to another drive, which are both physically located within the same machine. Nothing fancy in my case, i.e., RAID setups, external storage, etc. These are both IDE drives on the same channel (one master and one slave), so this should be a relatively easy task to perform. Since I currently have a Windows Server 2003 partition on the drive which I would like to move openSuSE 10.2 to, I will probably just ghost the Windows partition to an image file, re-partition the master drive, and then restore both Windows and openSuSE to this drive. I have never been too partial to resizing existing partitions within Windows, as I have not had much luck in the past with this sort of thing.
By the way, the whole point of this feat for me is that I finally downloaded a copy of openSuSE 10.3, and wish to test this version out before actually updating my existing 10.2 version. Also, since my mas
location: linuxquestions.com - date: November 10, 2004
I'm trying to come up with some sort of program to enter all of our disaster recovery information into. I'm not overly concerned with the hardware aspect but I need to have docmented every single aspect of the configuration of each server on our network. Basically if a machine dies, I need to be able to rebuild it to the exact same specifications as it was before it died. Does anyone have any ideas other than using a word processor to write out the documentation. I should mention that I would like it to be easily updateable by all members of our IT department any time even the smallest changes are made.
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