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Re: [SLE] backing up "proc" the directory
  • From: Bruce Marshall <bmarsh@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 5 Feb 2005 12:43:12 -0500
  • Message-id: <200502051243.12094.bmarsh@xxxxxxxxxx>
On Saturday 05 February 2005 11:27 am, Ted Hilts wrote:
> Randall
> In the past I used Slackware. Slackware provided a template boot disk
> to which one could replace the kernel and the LILO file to create their
> own customized boot disk. Provision existed in a Slackware script to
> somehow plug into the boot disk file system the "/dev" and "/proc"
> directories. At least this is how I remember things but I'm getting
> old, stupid and slowly dying. Anyway, I was thinking that I needed the
> same directories if I were to manually create a boot disk for SuSE
> distribution and therefore wondered how best to move these two
> directories into the boot disk file system. Thus the question on back up
> of these two directories. I have backed them up in the past as I
> mentioned. So regardless of what you and others say, it can be done
> because I did it once and lived to tell the story. But I will try to go
> back to this Slackware script (if I can find it) and see if I am
> mistaken and then let you know what I found. May take a few weeks.

You can easily make a grub boot floppy which will give you the same menu setup
that you have on SuSE and you can go from there.

Go to: and do a search on grub to find some

> Thanks to all for the replies.
> Randall R Schulz wrote:
> >Ted,
> >
> >
> >All of the contents of /proc are synthesized by the kernel to reflect
> >the current status of the system. Nothing there is really a file, none
> >of it is meaningfully backed up and none of it could even be restored.
> >
> >Just avoid backing up /proc and /dev.
> >
> >It sounds like you need to take in some Linux tutorials.
> >
> >Randall Schulz
> >
> >>But cp ran into problems with proc.
> >>
> >>I remember some other archiving tool but cannot remember the name --
> >>apparently it will back up the proc directory. Does anyone know the
> >>name of this archiving tool. I should probably be using it on all 4
> >>files because it can also do compression.
> >>
> >>Thanks -- Ted
> !DSPAM:4204f4f1183621025518759!

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