Archiving/backing up crystallographic data on Linux?

L. Cranswick l.m.d.cranswick at dl.ac.uk
Tue Apr 30 16:26:32 EST 2002


Just curious - how are people backing up/archiving their XRD 
data servers/internet servers for Linux (and Windows as 
well I guess) and what software is being used?

Am looking into this for a new Linux based server - 
where DVDRAM discs are the main archiving media for 
the moment.

While having some limitations for removable media such
as DVDRam - the GPL'd Mondorescue (linux - and in theory
Windows) looks very superb if people have not bumped 
into this already.  It is based around creating a custom 
bootable CD (and floppy's if you want them)
  http://www.mondorescue.org/

Just put the bootable CD in and you are away for recovering
everything in the same state as you backed up - kernel and
everything - or just some parts of the data.
  http://www.mondorescue.org/download.html

This is primarily based around a CD writer - but can also work
with tapes, remote hard-disks and other media (though not
as slickly)

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Though am keen to find out what else people may be having
good vibes with.

Cheers,

Lachlan.



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