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RE: [SLE] Problem with YOU
  • From: Ken Schneider <suse-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 08 Mar 2005 23:15:13 -0500
  • Message-id: <1110341713.18626.57.camel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Tue, 2005-03-08 at 22:33, Greg Wallace wrote:
> On Tuesday, March 08, 2005 @ 3:36 AM, Ken Schneider wrote:
> It comes with both Windows Home and Windows Pro. With Windows Home,
> you have to install it from the Windows CD. With Pro, it's automatically
> installed. It does backups of all sorts of varieties -- roll your own,
> everything on you system (the ASR variety I was talking about), deltas since
> last full backup, and deltas since last daily backup. The output is a
> diskette and a backup file. If your entire hard drive is wiped out, you
> start an installation from the CD (just like Linux), and there's a point
> along the way where it says something like "Press PF2 if you want to do
> Automated System Recovery). It then prompts you to insert that diskette and
> from there, it re-formats your disk and boots. The first thing after the
> boot, it asks you where the backup file is. It then validates that it syncs
> with the diskette you put in early and then recovers your entire system
> exactly like it was when you did that back up.
> For my Linux machine, I just purchased some software called Storix
> Linux Linux/86 Desktop Edition for SuSE Linux (there's a different edition
> for each Linux release -- Red Hat and many more). The web site said it went
> beyond a "bare metal" restore in that you could do things like change file
> systems during a recovery. It cost $79.00. I was also looking at Acronis
> True Image for app $50 dollars, which seems to be a bare metal recovery. I
> have heard positive things about it before on this site, so I may even buy
> it and do dual backups. Hopefully, one or both of these can bring my system
> back just like I left it. Not sure how these compare to BackupEdge or
> Lonetar, but I'm making note of those in case neither of these do the trick.

This link will give some idea of what BackupEdge has for disaster
recovery (RecoverEdge):

> Thanks,
> Greg W
Ken Schneider
UNIX since 1989, linux since 1994, SuSE since 1998

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