Archiving/backing up crystallographic data on Linux?

L. Cranswick l.m.d.cranswick at
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)

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.

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


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



Lachlan M. D. Cranswick

Collaborative Computational Project No 14 (CCP14)
    for Single Crystal and Powder Diffraction
  Birkbeck University of London and Daresbury Laboratory 
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